HC Deb 17 July 1923 vol 166 c2072W
Captain BOWYER

asked the Minister of Health whether he will give the most recent figures showing the death rate per thousand of legitimate and illegitimate infant children, respectively; and will he say how these figures compare with those of 10 years ago?


The most recent figures are those for 1922, in which year the infant death rate per 1,000 children born was 74 in the case of legitimate children, and 139 in the case of illegitimate children. The corresponding figures for the year 1912 were 91 and 181, respectively.