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Death: Weather

Volume 465: debated on Thursday 25 October 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many winter excess deaths there were in (a) England and (b) the UK in each year since 1996-97. (160273)

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

Letter from Colin Mowl, dated 25 October 2007:

The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your recent question asking what the winter mortality statistics were for (a) England and (b) the UK for the number of winter excess deaths in each year since 1996-97. I am replying in her absence. (160273)

ONS has published figures for excess winter mortality for England on the National Statistics website for winters from 1991/92 onwards. The latest data are currently provisional figures for 2005/06.

Excess winter mortality figures are not produced for the UK. Figures for England can be found via the link below:

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/statbase/Expodata/Spreadsheets/D7089.xls