§ Mr. Foulkes
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will make a statement on the most recent research relating to hypothermia-related deaths.
§ Mr. John Patten
There is a Medical Research Council supported programme of research into the biomedical and physiological aspects of hypothermia. The most recent work has concentrated on the effects of cold on the thermoregulatory functioning of elderly people, and on blood pressure levels in all age groups.