HC Deb 09 July 1942 vol 381 cc928-9
29. Mr. Ivor Thomas

asked the Minister of Health whether the recently disclosed increase in the net reproduction 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.