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Bowel Cancer: Death

Volume 485: debated on Tuesday 16 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the age-standardised mortality rate for bowel cancer was in each parliamentary constituency in each of the last five years for which figures are available. (242580)

I have been asked to reply.

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the authority to reply.

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated December 2008:

As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking what the age-standardised mortality rate for bowel cancer was in each UK parliamentary constituency in each of the last five years for which figures are available. (242580)

The table provides the age-standardised mortality rate per 100,000 population, where bowel cancer was the underlying cause of death in (a) parliamentary constituencies in England and Wales, and (b) the UK from 2002 to 2006 (the latest year available). A copy has been placed in the House of Commons Library.