HC Deb 05 August 1943 vol 391 c2479W
Sir A. Southby

asked the Minister of Health the total number of births for the years 1914, 1918 and 1940, stating for each year the number of illegitimate live births?

Mr. E. Brown

The figures for which my hon. and gallant Friend asks are as follow:

England and Wales.
Date. Total Live Births. Illegitimate Live Births (included in Total).
1914 879,096 37,329
1918 662,661 41,452
1940 607,029 25,873