§ 29. Mr. Ivor Thomas
asked the Minister of Health whether the recently disclosed increase in the net reproduction 929 rate from 0.75 to 0.80 represents a real increase in fertility or is only the result of the fuller information obtained under the Population (Statistics) Act?
§ Mr. E. Brown
The figure of 0.75 was an approximation only, adopted pending the provision of fertility data under the Population (Statistics) Act which have enabled the net reproduction rate to be more correctly assessed at 0.80.