HC Deb 09 April 1925 vol 182 cc2460-1W
Colonel DAY

asked the Minister of Health the number of widows in England, Scotland and Wales; and, if possible, the number of fatherless children and orphans under 14 years of age, respectively?

Widows. Children under 14 years.
Father dead. Mother dead. Both parents dead.
England 1,528,093 613,531 208,581 43,548
Wales and Monmouth 93,665 41,224 20,615 3,297
Total 1,621,758 654,755 229,196 46,845

As regards the Scottish figures, perhaps the hon. and gallant Member will address an inquiry to the Secretary for Scotland.