§ 21. Mr. RENNIE SMITH
asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies the rate of births and deaths for 1930 or the last available year among the population of Sierra Leone?
§ Dr. SHIELS
In Freetown, so far as shown in the registrations, the birth rate in 1930 was estimated at 22.04 per 1,000, and the death rate at 27.16. In the Colony, other than Freetown, the birth rate was estimated at 17.5 per 1,000, and the death rate at 18.6. No figures are available for the Protectorate.