§ 60. Mr. FREEMAN
asked the Minister of Health the number of deaths from influenza for each year since the War and for each month from January, 1930; and whether he has any evidence as to the cause of the increase?
§ Mr. GREENWOOD
As the answer to the first part of the question involves a number of figures, I will, with my hon. 2272 Friend's permission, circulate a statement in the OFFICIAL REPORT. I regret that I cannot give the number of deaths for each month but I am giving the number for each quarter of 1930. According to my information the prevalence of influenza has been greater during the present year than during the corresponding period of 1930, but considerably less than during that period of 1929. As my hon. Friend will see from the figures circulated the numbers of deaths vary substantially from year to year and I am advised that it is not possible to ascribe this variation to any particular cause.
§ Following is the statement:
§ Numbers of deaths registered in England and Wales in the years 1918–1930 and classified to influenza.