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Death: Carbon Monoxide

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 28 January 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many people died as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning in (a) Southampton and (b) Test Valley borough in each of the last five years. (251033)

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

Letter from Dennis Roberts:

The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your recent question asking how many people died as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning in (a) Southampton and (b) Test Valley Borough in each of the last five years. 1 am replying in her absence. (251033)

The attached table provides the number of deaths where the toxic effect of carbon monoxide was the cause of death for people in (a) Southampton unitary authority and (b) Test Valley local authority district, from 2003 to 2007 (the latest year available).

Table 1. Number of deaths with a cause of carbon monoxide poisoning1 Southampton unitary authority and Test Valley local authority district2 2003 to 20073

Deaths (persons)

Southampton

Test Valley

2003

0

0

2004

3

2

2005

1

1

2006

1

1

2007

0

2

1 Cause of death was defined using the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10) code T58.

2 Based on boundaries as of 2008

3 Figures are for deaths registered in each calendar year.