HC Deb 13 January 1992 vol 201 c526W
Mrs. Dunwoody

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people die on average, per day, from accidental injury; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Dorrell

In 1990, the latest year available, there were recorded 9,848 accidental deaths due to injuries in England and Wales (excluding accidental poisoning and surgical and medical misadventures). This represents, on average, 27 deaths per day.