§ Mr. Aspinwall
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many cases of meningitis recorded in England have resulted in death in each year since 1970; how many were in (i) County of Avon, (ii) County of Gloucester, (iii) Frenchay health authority, (iv) Bristol and Weston district health authority, (v) Bath and West Wiltshire health authority.
§ Mrs. Currie
[pursuant to her reply, 16 February 1987, c. 512]: Meningitis is caused by many different organisms. I assume my hon. Friend is interested in the number of deaths with an underlying cause of meningococcal meningitis, and these data are shown in the table. Because of boundary changes, some figures are not readily available prior to 1974.