HC Deb 15 April 1890 vol 343 c553

I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board what arrangements are being made for the taking of the Census of 1891; and whether the authority of Parliament will be required, and, in the event of legislation being necessary, when is it intended to introduce Bills for the purpose?


Legislation will be required for the taking of the Census of 1891. A Committee has been appointed to inquire as to the expediency of making any changes in the mode in which the Census has been taken and other matters in connection with the Census. The Report of the Committee has not yet been received, but as soon as it has been made the arrangements for the next Census will be considered by Her Majesty's Government, and the preparation of the necessary measure on the subject will be proceeded with.