HC Deb 09 March 1911 vol 22 cc1741-2W

asked the President of the Local Government Board with reference to the mortality of children under five in Poor Law institutions, whether he has yet been' able to obtain fuller statistics to supply the want noted by the Royal Commission; and, further, what the result has been of Dr. Barwall Smith's inquiry as to the causes of the heavy mortality?


I am obtaining some statistical information with reference to infant mortality in Poor Law Institutions, but it is not yet complete. I understand that the results of Dr. Darwall Smith's investigations will not be ready for some time.