HC Deb 03 August 1903 vol 126 cc1281-2

To ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he has any official information showing whether the continuous decrease in the Mirth rates in Australia and New Zealand from 38 and 40 per thousand respectively in 1871 to 27 and 26 respectively in 1901 is due to circumstances peculiar to those colonies; and if he can state the corresponding birth rates in the Dominion.of Canada in 1871 and 1901.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Chamberlain.) I have no official information as to the causes to which the decline in the birth rate of the Australian Colonies and New

Canadian Department of the interior will be sufficient.

Immigrants into Canada for settlement, 1899 to 1902:—

Zealand is due. There are no complete statistics as to the birth rate in Canada. One of the provinces has no registry of births and deaths.