§ Mr. Patrick Maitland
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how the number of live births registered in East Kilbride in each of the past five years compares with the population in the new town so far as this is known to the Development Corporation, in each of those years, respectively.
§ Mr. Maclay
I have no official figures separating the new town of East Kilbride162W from the registration district of East Kilbride. The following table is based on estimates relating to the new town which have been made by the East Kilbride Development Corporation. The figures of births are based on the place of residence of the parents, and not on the place of registration, where that differs.
Year Births Estimated Mid-Year Population Rate per 1,000 Population 1954 … 324 9,700 33.4 1955 … 435 13,200 33.0 1956 … 533 15,900 33.5 1957 … 562 18,200 30.9