HC Deb 13 June 2003 vol 406 c1128W
Mr. Gordon Prentice

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people in the UK have died of CJD since the disease was first identified; and how many have been(a) cremated and (b) buried. [113393]

Ms Blears

Since 1970, when comprehensive records were first kept, 1,277 people have died from CreutzfeldtJakob disease (CJD) in the United Kingdom. Of this total, 130 deaths have been attributed to definite or probable variant CJD, the form of the disease thought to be linked to BSE.

The Department does not collect information on how many people with CJD have been either cremated or buried.