§ Mr. G. MACDONALD
asked the Minister of Health (1) the infantile mortality rates for the boroughs of London, showing eastern, northern, western and southern districts separately, for the years 1930 and 1931; and also the figures for the county of London for the same years;
(2) the infantile mortality figures for 1930 and 1931 for the following towns in Lancashire: St. Helens, Warrington, Bolton, Manchester, Preston, Burnley, Liverpool, Salford, Oldham, Bootle and Wigan;
(3) the average maternal mortality rates for the years 1923 to 1929, and the actual maternity mortality rates for 1930 and 1931, for the towns of Bolton, Bury, Oldham, Preston, Burnley and Wigan; and the average rate for England and Wales for the year 1931?
Sir H. YOUNG
The average annual maternal mortality rates per 1,000 live births for the period 1923–1929 inclusive for the towns mentioned in the third question were as follow:—Bolton, 5.23; Bury, 6.81; Oldham, 6.79; Preston, 5.86; Burnley, 4.90; Wigan, 6.44. These figures are based on live births only, since stillbirth registration was not in force during the whole period. The whole of the rest of the information asked for will be found in Table 10 of the Registrar-General's Statistical Review for 1931 (Tables, Part I). The maternal mortality rates contained in that table are based on total (live and still) births.