HC Deb 13 June 1945 vol 411 cc1669-70W
Major Markham

asked the Minister of Health what were the infantile mortality rates for the largest cities of the United Kingdom for, 1944; and how do these compare with the principal cities of the U.S.A., Australia and New Zealand for the same period.

Mr. Willink

The following infant mortality rates (per 1,000 live births) were recorded in the largest towns of England and Wales in 1943:

London 51
Birmingham 55
Liverpool 81
Manchester 61
Sheffield 56
Corresponding rates provisionally reported in respect of towns in Scotland, Northern Ireland, British Dominions and America were as follows:
Edinburgh 54
Glasgow 82
Belfast 111
New York 30
Chicago 29
New Orleans 39
Baltimore 44
Boston 46
Melbourne 34
Brisbane 38
Auckland 35
Wellington 34
Christchurch 34
Montreal 61
Quebec 104
Ottawa 45
Cape Town 44
Rates for 1944 are not yet available.