HC Deb 02 July 2002 vol 388 c290W
Mr. Bruce George

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the mortality rate was for skin cancer in the last year for which figures are available. [66682]

Ruth Kelly

the information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician. I have asked him to reply.

Letter from Len Cook to Mr. Bruce George, dated 2 July 2002: As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your question concerning skin cancer mortality rates for the last year for which figures are available. (66682) The latest available information is for deaths occurring in 2000. In that year, the death rate in England and Wales for malignant melanoma of the skin (International classification of Diseases Ninth Revision code 172) was 28 per million population for males and 21 per million population for females (directly age-standardised to the European Standard Population).1 1Source: Office for National Statistics. "Mortality Statistics: Cause. Review of the Registrar General on deaths by cause, sex and age, in England and Wales 2000". Series DH2, Number 27. The Stationery Office (London: 2001).

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