HC Deb 23 February 1943 vol 387 cc39-40W
Mr. Wilson

asked the Secretary of State for India what is the average life period for a man in India now; and what it was in the years 1901, 1911, 1921, 1931 and 1941?

Mr. Amery

I have not the information to enable me to reply to the first part of the Question. The expectation of life at the earlier dates for males at age 0 is shown in the following table:

Year Expectation of life (years)
1891 24.59
1901 23.63
1911 22.59
1931 26.91

No calculation was made in connection with the census of 1921.