HC Deb 25 February 1936 vol 309 cc249-50
62. Mr. J. J. DAVIDSON

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the death rate per 1,000 of children under one year of age in 1935 for the towns of Large and Greenock, respectively?

Lieut.-Colonel COLVILLE

The death rate per 1,000 births of children under one year of age for the year 1935 was 92 in the burgh of Greenock. The total deaths among such children in the burgh of Largs was only two which represented a death rate of 38 per 1,000 births. These figures are provisional.


Have the Department any information that will guide them as to the difference between the percentages of deaths in these two towns?

Lieut.-Colonel COLVILLE

Obviously a number of factors have to be considered, particularly housing, and in that regard the Government measures with regard to slum clearance and the efforts being made by this burgh will help.

Lieut. - Colonel Sir CHARLES MacANDREW

Would it not be a good thing for anyone going to Scotland to visit Largs?