HC Deb 06 April 1925 vol 182 cc1824-5

asked the Under-Secretary to the Scottish Board of Health whether he can state the death rate in the cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, and Aberdeen of children from one to five years of age, and the corresponding death rate in the rest of Scotland, for the years 1923–24 and 1924–25?

Captain ELLIOT (Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health, Scotland)

As the answer involves a tabular statement, I propose, with the hon. Member's permission, to circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the answer:

Statistics for the financial years referred to in the question are not available, but for the calendar years 1923 and 1924, respectively, the death rate per 1,000 of the estimated population of children aged over one year but under five years is as follows:

1923. 1924.
Glasgow 21˙4 28˙5
Edinburgh 17˙3 19˙7
Dundee 25˙3 30˙5
Aberdeen 14˙8 19˙5
Rest of Scotland 10˙2 14˙1