§ David Davis
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people aged 65 years or over died of influenza in(a) the East Riding of Yorkshire, (b) Hull and (c) the UK in each year since 1997. 
§ 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. David Davis, dated 3 October 2003:319WAs 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) East Riding of Yorkshire, (b) Hull, (c) the UK in each year since 1997. (135280)Figures for East Riding of Yorkshire and Kingston-upon-Hull, (City of) unitary authorities and the United Kingdom are provided in the table. The most recent year for which data are available is 2001.
Numbers of deaths from influenza1, 1997 to 20012 for East Riding of Yorkshire and Kingston-upon-Hull, (City of) unitary authorities and the United Kingdom3 Number of deaths East Riding of Yorkshire Kingston-upon-Hull, City of United Kingdom 1997 * * 413 1998 * — 129 1999 6 — 598 2000 * * 630 2001 — — 27 — = zero deaths. * = Fewer than five deaths. 1 Deaths 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. 2 Figures 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. 3 Deaths of usual residents of these areas.