HC Deb 03 June 1935 vol 302 cc1536-7W

asked the Minister of Health whether he is in possession of any evidence to show whether the high infant death rate in Kensington is due in any degree to lack of food, inadequacy of the services provided by the borough council, or any other factor in regard to which the borough council can exercise control?


I would refer my hon. Friend to the annual reports of the medical officer of health for the borough for information as to the extent to which the infantile death rate of Kensington is considered, after special investigations, to be influenced by economic and other factors; and as to the remedial measures adopted by the council for improving the conditions, so far as it is within their power to do so.