HC Deb 27 November 1934 vol 295 c680
73. Sir A. WILSON

asked the Minister of Health whether his attention has been drawn to Table 25 of the Registrar-General's Statistical Review showing that cases of suicide have increased from 3,759 in 1921 to 5,743 in 1932, with an increase of nearly 60 per cent. in age groups of 25 and under, and that cases of attempted suicide have increased since 1920 to 1924 from 41.8 per million to 82.1 per million in 1932; and whether he will instruct the chief medical officer of the Ministry to deal with the question in future reports on the state of the public health?


My right hon. Friend's attention has been drawn to these figures. The question has been dealt with from time to time in past reports of the chief medical officer of the Ministry, and my hon. Friend can be assured that it will not be lost sight of in the future.