§ Mr. Kilroy-Silk
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many death certificates issued on Merseyside in 1981 and 1982 and so far in 1983, mentioned hypothermia.
§ Mr. John Patten
The information requested, for Merseyside metropolitan county, is provided in the following table:
Number of deaths with mention of hypothermia in Merseyside Metropolitan County, 1981 to 1983 Year Number 1981 22 1982 42 1983* 15 * The figure for 1983 covers the months January to August only.