HC Deb 21 October 1982 vol 29 cc191-2W
Mr. Freud

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many cases of death by hypothermia in (a) those aged 65 years and over and (b) those aged five years and under were recorded in each of the last two years.

Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg:

The available information is as follows:

Total deaths with mention of hypothermia at ages 5 years and under and 65 years and over in England and Wales, 1980 and 1981
Year Age
5 years and under 65 years and over
1980 14 498
*1981 11 583
* provisional.