§ 49. Mr. Marples
asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what were the birth and death rates in the cities of Hamburg, Cologne, Essen and Dusseldorf in the period since the British occupation; and what were the figures in the last corresponding period before the occupation.
§ Mr. J. Hynd
Complete figures are not available, but the birth rates in these four cities over the first six months of this year were 12.9, 12.4, 12.3, and 10.9, while the corresponding death rates stood at 16.0, 14.0, 12.4 and 15.3. For the war period figures are only available in the case of Hamburg where the birth and death rates in the first half of 1945 stood at 11.3 and 17.8 respectively.