Skip to main content

Shortened Birth Certificates

Volume 529: debated on Tuesday 1 June 1954

The text on this page has been created from Hansard archive content, it may contain typographical errors.

67.

asked the Minister of Health the number of shortened birth certificates issued each year since the inception of the scheme; and the proportion each year of the total number of births.

The number of short birth certificates sold in 1948, i.e. the first complete year since their introduction, is estimated as about 694,000. The figures for succeeding years up to 1953 are 781,000, 815,000, 914,000, 956,000 and 919,000. The numbers of births registered in each of these six years were:

1948776,971
1949731,172
1950691,760
1951679,689
1952673,286
1953682,007