HC Deb 25 January 1951 vol 483 c294
23. Mr. Russell

asked the Minister of Health to what extent the Registrar-General obtains from persons registering deaths all the information he is entitled to ask for under the Population (Statistics) Act, 1938.

Mr. Marquand

All the questions authorised by the Act are asked and the information is readily given by the persons registering deaths except when, as happens on occasion, the answer to a question is not within their knowledge. The object of the Act is being achieved.

Mr. Russell

Would the right hon. Gentleman consider having the questions put to the persons registering included in the death certificate, so that they have advance knowledge of them?

Mr. Marquand

I will consider whether that is practicable.