HC Deb 25 January 1983 vol 35 c380W
Mr. Fox

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many British holidayrnakers have met their deaths in (a) Portugal and (b) the Algarve region over the past five years.

Mr. Onslow

The British embassy in Lisbon has extracted the following figures from its consular register of deaths:

Year of Register Total in Portugal In Algarve region
1978 28 15
1979 19 7
1980 20 9
1981 24 14
1982 41 28

The majority of these deaths were of older people and from natural causes.