HC Deb 01 August 1940 vol 363 cc1431-2W
Mr. Herbert

asked the Minister of Health whether he can now give any important new information, or conclusions, which have emerged from the new inquiries made under the Population (Statistics) Act, 1938?

Mr. M. MacDonald

The results of the first six months working of the Population (Statistics) Act, 1938, have now been tabulated and will appear in the Registrar-General's Statistical Review for 1938, which is expected to be published by the end of September. The information afforded by these figures is, of course, entirely new so far as relates to this country. In the meantime the results are being studied and a commentary upon them will be published as soon as circumstances permit.