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Death: Weather

Scotland written question – answered on 10th September 2013.

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Photo of Iain McKenzie Iain McKenzie Labour, Inverclyde

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many excess winter deaths occurred in Scotland in (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c) 2012.

Photo of David Mundell David Mundell The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland

The recording of winter deaths in Scotland is a devolved matter. According to the latest figures released by the National Records of Scotland, the seasonal increase in mortality in Scotland in winter 2009-10 was 2,764; in winter 2010-11 was 2,449; and in winter 2011-12 the provisional figure was 1,422.

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