§ Mr. Proctor
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will set out in the Official Report the total number of deaths which occurred in England and Wales in 1981; and what proportion, in percentage and actual terms, were accounted for by deaths of persons of New Commonwealth and Pakistani ethnic origin.230W
§ Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg
In 1981, a total of 577,890 deaths were registered in England and Wales. It is estimated that 1 per cent. of the total, equivalent to about 6,000 deaths, were persons of New Commonwealth and Pakistani ethnic origin.