Life-saving Skills in Schools

Part of Bills Presented – in the House of Commons at 1:32 pm on 22nd November 2012.

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Photo of Anne Marie Morris Anne Marie Morris Conservative, Newton Abbot 1:32 pm, 22nd November 2012

The hon. Gentleman is absolutely right. It takes two hours—that is all—to teach CPR. Indeed, if CPR is applied, a person is three times more likely to survive. It is well worth while. A third of all deaths in the UK result from cardiovascular disease and there are about 124,000 heart attacks each year. Heart attacks are perhaps the most common situation in which people need life-saving skills.