§ Chris Grayling
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people died from strokes and stroke-related diseases in each year between 1995 and 2002. 
§ Ruth Kelly
The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician. I have asked him to reply.
Letter from Len Cook to Chris Grayling, dated 8 September 2003:As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question concerning how many people died from strokes and stroke-related diseases in each year between 1995 and 2002. (127700)I refer you to the answer given in Hansard on 17 July 2003, column 463W to Paul Burstow MP. This indicated that figures are to be found in the annual reference volumes "Mortality Statistics: Cause DH2" and provided an explanation of changes in the data series in 2001.The latest publication in this series contains figures for stroke for 2001 and is available on the National Statistics website at: http://www.statistics.gov.uk/downloads/theme_health/Dh2_28/DH2No28.pdf.