§ 97. Mr. Lipson
asked the Minister of Health if he will indicate on what basis the Registrar-General arrived at a population of 62,000 for the borough of Cheltenham, in view of the fact that the local food committee puts the figure at 75,000.
§ Mr. Bevan
The Registrar-General's estimate of the resident civilian population of the borough of Cheltenham at 31st March, 1947, was 62,000 This is based on the population as enumerated for National Registration on 29th September, 1939 (namely, 57,357), adjusted for subsequent births and deaths, removals into and out of the area, and enlistments into and discharges from the Armed Forces and Mercantile Marine. A higher176W estimate submitted by the Town Council in October, 1946, contained non-civilians, and the Registrar-General after carefully considering it was unable to modify his own estimate.