HC Deb 05 February 1997 vol 289 c624W
27. Mr. Simon Coombs

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what progress has been made in reducing the incidence of coronary heart disease in Scotland in the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement. [12909]

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

The information is not available in the form requested. The number of deaths from the disease has decreased from 18,483 in 1981 to 14,874 in 1995. If present trends continue. Scotland is likely to meet its target of a 40 per cent. reduction between 1986 and the year 2000 in the number of deaths from coronary heart disease in those under 65.