HC Deb 23 April 1874 vol 218 c988

asked the Under Secretary of State for India, Whether, looking to the great value of the Returns of the late Census in Bengal in reference to the present famine, the Government proposes to introduce into India a system of Registration of Births, Deaths, and Marriages?


, in reply, said, that under a recent Act the Lieutenant Governor of Bengal was authorized to adopt such system of registration as he might consider feasible. Some statistics had been collected by way of experiment, and with a certain amount of success. In other parts attempts to collect vital statistics had been unsuccessful.