HC Deb 17 February 1997 vol 290 cc376-7W
Mr. Morgan

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many deaths from(a) influenza, (b) pneumonia and (c) bronchitis occurred during January 1997; and what were the equivalent figures for January (i) 1994, (ii) 1995 and (iii) 1996. [15215]

Mrs. Angela Knight

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the chief executive of the Office for National Statistics. I have asked him to arrange for a reply to be given.

Letter from John Fox to Mr. Rhodri Morgan, dated 17 February 1997: The Chancellor of the Exchequer has asked the Director of the Office for National Statistics to reply to your recent question on how many deaths occurred from influenza, pneumonia, and bronchitis during January 1997. The Director has asked me to reply in his absence. The figures for England and Wales are given in the table below.

Deaths occurring in January, 1994 to 1997, England and Wales
Influenza ICD91 487 Pneumonia ICD91 480–486 Bronchitis ICD91 466,491
1994 28 6,245 461
1995 29 6,474 402
19962 105 8,386 437
19972 255 10,940 435
1 International Classification of Diseases, 9th revision.
2 Death occurrences for 1996 and 1997 are provisional. Figures for 1997 are the latest available. They will be incomplete due to some January deaths awaiting to be registered and added to the ONS database.

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