§ 70. Mr. LANSBURY
asked the Minister of Health whether he will give the House a return showing the birth rate in the 20 towns which contain the greatest amount of unemployment and overcrowding; and if he will state the death rate among children up to six months of age, 12 months, and five years, if possible separating the figures as between the actually overcrowded, districts of such towns and the portions where overcrowding is not so bad?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of HEALTH (Lord Eustace Percy)
I am afraid that a return on the basis suggested would be impossible as the figures of unemployment do not in fact follow those for overcrowding.