§ Sir R. GOWER
asked the Minister of Health what was the birth rate per 1,000 in Great Britain and in the principal countries in Europe, respectively, for the last year in respect of which statistics are available and for the previous two years, respectively?
Sir H. YOUNG
For the most recent three years for which figures are available, namely, 1930, 1931 and 1932, the birth rates per 1,000 of the population in Great Britain were 16.7, 16.2 and 15.6 respectively. Figures of birth rates, so far as available, for the principal countries in Europe for 1932 and previous years will be found in Table Q in the Registrar-General's Statistical Review for 1932—"Tables, Part II Civil."