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Accidents (Graveyards)

Volume 450: debated on Wednesday 11 October 2006

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate the Office for National Statistics has made of the number of deaths from accidents in graveyards or cemeteries in each of the last three years. (89409)

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician who has been asked to reply.

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated 9 October 2006:

As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking what estimate the Office for National Statistics has made of the number of deaths from accidents in graveyards or cemeteries in each of the last three years. (89409)

The Office for National Statistics has not made any estimate of the total number of deaths from accidents in graveyards or cemeteries in the last three years. Although the place of accident is recorded at death registration it is limited to the following categories:

Home

Farm

Mine or quarry

Industrial place or premises

Place of recreation or sport

Street or highway

Public building

Resident institution

The option to specify other places is available but these are not coded to specifically allow graveyards or cemeteries to be identified.