Oral Answers to Questions — Population Statistics (Reproduction Rate).

– in the House of Commons on 9th July 1942.

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Photo of Mr Ivor Thomas Mr Ivor Thomas , Keighley

asked the Minister of Health whether the recently disclosed increase in the net reproduction rate from 0.75 to 0.80 represents a real increase in fertility or is only the result of the fuller information obtained under the Population (Statistics) Act?

Photo of Mr Ernest Brown Mr Ernest Brown , Leith

The figure of 0.75 was an approximation only, adopted pending the provision of fertility data under the Population (Statistics) Act which have enabled the net reproduction rate to be more correctly assessed at 0.80.