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|Table 2: Most frequent causes of death classified according to the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10), females aged 18 years and over, Stroud parliamentary constituency, 2001 to 2008( 1, 2, 3)|
|Years when this was a main cause of death for females|
|Cause of death( 4)||2001||2002||2003||2004||2005||2006||2007||2008||ICD-10 Codes|
|(1) Most frequent causes of death recorded as the underlying cause in female deaths registered in the year in question. These causes accounted for 62 per cent. of all female deaths in Stroud parliamentary constituency between 2001 and 2008.|
(2) Cause of death in England and Wales is defined using the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10) for 2001 onwards.
(3) Based on boundaries as of 2009.
(4) The words in brackets have been added for clarity and are not part of the International Classification of Diseases.
As Director General for the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking how many people have died from injuries and illnesses related to (a) cold and (b) hot weather in each of the last five years. (310484)
There are no official definitions of 'heat-related' and 'cold-related' deaths. Estimates of the excess deaths during a summer heat wave are calculated only when temperatures remain abnormally high over a sustained period. The most severe heat wave of recent times occurred in August 2003. During July 2006, there were also several days when heat wave threshold temperatures were reached in one or more regions. Table 1 provides the number of excess deaths during these hot periods.
Estimates of excess winter deaths are calculated annually, and are based on the difference between the number of deaths during the four winter months (December to March) and the average number of deaths during the preceding four months (August to November) and the following four months (April to July). It is not possible to say whether these deaths were cold-related. Table 2 provides the number of excess winter deaths that occurred in England and Wales from 2004-05 to 2008-09 (the latest figures available).
|Table 1: Excess mortality during periods when temperatures were above the heat wave threshold in one or more regions, England and Wales, 2003-08( 1,2,3,4,5)|
|Dates||Number of excess deaths (persons)||Percentage increas e in mortality above baseline (percentage )|
|(1) Final data based on deaths occurring each day in this period.|
(2) Excess mortality was calculated as observed daily deaths in 2003 minus the baseline (average 1998 to 2002) expected mortality over the same time period.
(3) Estimated data based on deaths occurring each day in this period.
(4) Excess mortality was calculated as observed daily deaths in 2006 minus baseline (average 2001 to 2005) expected mortality over the same time period.
(5) Figures for England and Wales include deaths of non-residents.
|Table 2 : Excess winter deaths, England and Wales, 2004-05 to 2008-09( 1,2,3,4)|
|Excess winter deaths (persons)||EWD Index( 5)|
|(1) Estimates of excess winter deaths are based on the difference between the number of deaths during the four winter months (December to March) and the average number of deaths during the preceding four months (August to November) and the following four months (April to July).|
(2) Figures are based on deaths occurring in each month.
(3) Figures for 2004-05 to 2007-08 are final, figures for 2008-09 are provisional. Final figures are rounded to the nearest 10, provisional figures are rounded to the nearest 100.
(4) Figures for England and Wales include deaths of non-residents.
(5) The excess winter mortality index is calculated as the excess winter deaths divided by the average non-winter deaths, expressed as a percentage.
Angela E. Smith: Cost on the works and refurbishment to offices allocated to the Prime Minister in the last 12 months will be available only when the Department's resource accounts have been fully audited and laid before Parliament.
Sarah Teather: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the (a) area and (b) estimated value is of (i) vacant and (ii) occupied office space (A) owned and (B) rented by her Department. 
Angela E. Smith: Other than one building of 826m(2) which is vacant pending disposal, and 85m(2) of office space at the Emergency Planning College (EPC) in Easingwold, Yorkshire, the Cabinet Office is not responsible for any vacant freehold office space. The agreed sale price of the building being disposed of is £5.37 million. The 85m(2) of office space at the EPC is an integral part of the EPC estate and is not valued separately. The Cabinet Office is responsible for 1,287m(2) of vacant leased office space and the annual rent for this space is £620,000. The vacant space is being marketed towards achieving a disposal.
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