HC Deb 18 February 1997 vol 290 c539W
25. Dr. Lynne Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress is being made towards reaching the "Health of the Nation" target relating to deaths from heart attack. [14753]

Mr. Horam

Progress towards the "Health of the Nation" targets to reduce deaths from coronary heart disease is encouraging. The latest data show that between 1989–90–91 and 1993–94–95, death rates fell by 19.2 per cent. for people aged under 65 and by 12.5 per cent. for people aged 65 to 74.