§ Miss Mowlam
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will give the number of hypothermia and cold-related deaths in the South and North Tees health authorities as a proportion of all such deaths for each year since 1979.
§ Mrs. Currie
The table shows information on deaths with any mention of hypothermia on the death certificate, irrespective of whether it was or was not the underlying cause of death for usual residents of North Tees and South Tees district health authorities.
Deaths with any mention of hypothermia to residents of North Tees and South Tees DHAs: numbers, and expressed as a percentage of similar deaths in England and Wales 1979 to 1986 Year Number Percentage 1979 6 0.69 1980 5 0.83 1981 3 0.43 1982 4 0.60 1983 0.19 1984 2 0.36 1985 4 0.48 19861 1 0.12 1 Provisional.