§ Mr. McLoughlin
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people aged 65 years or over died of influenza in(a) West Derbyshire, (b) East Midlands and(c) the UK in each year since 1997. 
§ Ruth Kelly
I have been asked to reply.
The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician, who has been asked to reply.179W
Letter from Len Cook to Mr. McLoughlin, dated 4 December 2003
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking how many people aged 65 years or over have died of influenza in (a) West Derbyshire, (b) East Midlands, (c) the UK in each year since 1997. (141454)
Figures for West Derbyshire parliamentary constituency, East Midlands government office region and the United Kingdom are provided in the table below. The most recent year for which data are available is 2001.
Numbers of deaths among people aged 65 years and over from
influenza,1 1997 to 20012for West Derbyshire parliamentary
constituency, East Midlands government office region and the
Numbers of deaths West East United Derbyshire Midlands Kingdom 1997 - 21 413 1998 - 13 129 1999 * 60 598 2000 * 43 630 2001 * 5 27 =Zero deaths *Fewer than 5 deaths 1Deaths with an underlying cause of influenza defined using the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) code 487 for the years 1997 to 2000 and, for the year 2001, the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10) codes J10 and J11. 2Figures are for deaths occurring in each calendar year, except for data for Scotland and Northern Ireland included in the United Kingdom totals. These are deaths registered in each calendar year. 3Deaths of usual residents of these areas.