HC Deb 20 July 1939 vol 350 c741W
Mr. A. Herbert

asked the Minister of Health whether he can give and lay upon the Table any new information or conclusions arising from the first year's working of the Population Statistics Act, 1938?

Mr. Elliot

Work is in progress upon the returns obtained under the Population (Statistics) Act during the latter half of 1938. This information is an extension of the normal birth and death statistics compiled by calendar years; and it is not possible to treat it separately from or in advance of the year's birth and death statistics as a whole.