Organophosphate Poisoning (Hansard, 16 January 1997)
HC Deb 16 January 1997 vol 288 cc327-8W
Mr. Meacher

To ask the Secretary of State for Health in how many cases in each of the last 10 years organophosphate poisoning has been listed on death certificates as (a) the main cause of death and (b) a contributory cause of death. [10531]

Mr. Horam

Between 1986 and 1995 there was one death in England and Wales certified as due to accidental poisoning by organophosphates, in 1986. There were, however, the following deaths certified as due to non-accidental poisoning by organophosphates which were either due to suicide or where there was an open verdict, (undetermined):
Year Suicide Undetermined
1986 2 0
1987 1 0
1988 0 0
1989 0 1
1990 1 2
1991 0 0
1992 0 0
1993 0 0
1994 1 0
1995 0 0

It would involve disproportionate cost to obtain figures for the number of deaths where poisoning by organophosphates was mentioned on the death certificate but was not the underlying cause of death for the period 1986 to 1992. However, this information is available for the period 1993–95 and is nil for each of the three years.

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