HC Deb 13 March 1884 vol 285 c1329

asked the President of the Local Government Board, If he will direct, in future Census Returns, for the enumeration of all urban places which are entitled to be deemed towns, having a population of 2,000 inhabitants and upwards, not included within the limits of any Parliamentary borough, and not being corporate towns regulated by the Municipal Corporation Act?


Sir, Questions as to the Census Returns of 1891 cannot practically be dealt with until the Bill, which will be brought forward in 1890, is before the House. In the meantime, the Local Government Board will not be in a position to give such directions as are suggested. It may be observed that in the Census Returns of 1881 the population of every urban and rural sanitary district is separately shown. It was not deemed desirable to attempt to enumerate separately as towns places without known and defined boundaries which were not urban sanitary districts, although they comprised a population of 2,000 inhabitants and upwards.