HC Deb 28 February 1929 vol 225 cc2187-8
63. Major-General Sir RICHARD LUCE

asked the President of the Board of Trade if the necessary sickness and mortality statistics are available or in process of preparation for the use of the joint committee appointed by the Board of Trade and the Ministry of Health to consider matters affecting the health of the mercantile marine?

Commodore KING

In addition to the statistics published by the Registrar-General of Births and Deaths, there is an annual return published by the Board of Trade of all deaths which occur on ships registered in the United Kingdom. The question whether these statistics can be improved or supplemented is being considered by the joint advisory committee.