HC Deb 15 July 1997 vol 298 c108W
Mr. Blunt

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the average life expectancy of a United Kingdom citizen on(a) 1 May 1979 and (b) 1 May 1997. [7677]

Mrs. Liddell

[holding answer 10 July 1997]: The information requested falls within the responsibility of the Chief Executive of the Office for National Statistics. I have asked him to arrange a reply to be given.

Letter from Tim Holt to Mr. Crispin Blunt, dated 15 July 1997: The Chancellor of the Exchequer has asked me to reply, as Director of the Office for National Statistics (ONS), to your recent parliamentary question on average life expectancy in the UK. The expectation of life at birth in the United Kingdom, according to the mortality rates experienced in the year in question, are:

1979 11995
Males 70.0 74.0
Females 76.2 79.3
1 Latest year for which data are available. Figures supplied by the Government Actuary's Department.

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