§ Lord Selkirk of Douglas
asked Her Majesty's Government:
How many people have been killed by animals in the United Kingdom in each of the last 10 years and in what circumstances, specifying in each case the numbers of animals and the species involved. [HL3653]
§ Lord McIntosh of Haringey
The information requested falls within the responsibility of the Director of the Office for National Statistics. I have asked him to reply.
Letter to Lord Selkirk of Douglas from the Director of the Office for National Statistics, Dr. T. Holt, dated 6 November 1998.
As Director of the Office for National Statistics (ONS), I have been asked to reply to your parliamentary Question on how many people have been killed by animals in the United Kingdom in each of the last 10 years.
The information requested is shown in the table below.
Deaths caused by animals in the United Kingdom, 1988–97 Year Deaths caused by animals 1988 11 1989 12 1990 26 1991 22 1992 22 1993 20 1994 18 1995 15 1996 22 1997* 21 * 1997 data are provisional.
The circumstances under which people are killed by animals, and the numbers and species involved, are not routinely collected at death registration.