§ Mr. A. Edwards
asked the Minister of Health how many deaths from diphtheria were registered in the administrative county of London in the years 1939, 1940, 1941 and to the latest date available this year?
§ Mr. E. Brown
The number of deaths from diphtheria registered in the administrative county of London in the years 1939, 1940 and 1941 were as follow:—
Males Females 1939 51 47 1940 29 38 1941 39 43
According to provisional returns, 29 such deaths were registered in the first nine months of 1942 but for this period separate figures for the sexes are not yet available.