§ Mrs. Curtis-Thomas
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people died as a result of lung cancer in(a) England and (b) Northern Ireland in 2002. 
§ Ruth Kelly
The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician. I have asked him to reply.
Letter from Colin Mowl to Mrs. Curtis-Thomas, dated 15 September 2003:The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your question concerning lung cancer deaths in (a) England (b) Northern Ireland in 2002. I am replying in his absence. (129481) The latest year for which data are available is 2001, whose figures are shown in the table below.
Mortality for malignant neoplasm of trachea, bronchus or lung1. (a) England (b) Northern Ireland, 20012 Northern
England Number of deaths 26,894 782 Age-standardised rate3 per 100,000 40.4 41.4 1Selected using code C33-C34 from the International Classification of Diseases Tenth Revision. 2 Data are for occurrences of death per calendar year for England and registrations of death per calendar year for Northern Ireland. 3 Directly age-standardised to the European Standard Population.