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Death: Mesothelioma

Volume 480: debated on Friday 17 October 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many people died from mesothelioma in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) England in each year since 1997. (224753)

I have been asked to reply.

There are no mesothelioma data at the constituency level.

The following table shows the number of mesothelioma deaths for South Tyneside, the North East and for England:

South Tyneside

North East

England

1997

15

126

1,181

1998

12

100

1,334

1999

8

119

1,406

2000

15

123

1,425

2001

18

154

1,630

2002

9

127

1,622

2003

8

112

1,642

20041

15

134

1,731

20051

10

159

1,787

1 Provisional

Source:

Health and Safety Executive British Mesothelioma Register