HC Deb 17 July 1913 vol 55 c1462W

asked the President of the Local Government Board whether his attention has been directed to allegations that in such matters as alcoholism, venereal disease, and abortion, the Registrar-General's statistics as to the causes of death are quite unreliable; whether he has any official information showing the accuracy of these allegations; and, if so, whether he proposes to take any steps to ensure greater accuracy of certification?


I do not find that I have received any representations on this subject, but I am aware that allegations of the kind referred to have been made. I will confer with the Registrar-General as to whether any steps can be taken in the direction indicated.