HC Deb 03 July 1978 vol 953 c13W
41. Mr. Douglas-Mann

asked the Lord President of the Council if he will investigate the level of mortality among hon. Members since October 1974, compared with an analogous group in similar organisations, accounting for any differences.

Mr. Foot

I do not think that the number of deaths of hon. Members since October 1974 would provide a sufficient basis for comparison. Over the period 1945–78, however, the mortality amongst Members of Parliament has been at about the level experienced by similar occupational groups.