§ MR. HENRY J. WILSON (York, W.R., Holmfirth)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware that, in the "Reports, Police (Counties and Boroughs)" for 1889, the tables on pages 118 and 119 do not give the population according to the Census of 1871, so as to be uniform with the similar tables on pages 222, 223, 318, and 319, and that the table on pages 318 and 319 entirely omits the population in the case of about 31 boroughs; whether he will consent to a re-issue of the three tables, so as to make them uniform and complete; and whether he will take steps to prevent a repetition of these omissions?
§ * THE SECRETARY or STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. MATTHEWS,) Birmingham, E.
The three tables were prepared by the Inspectors, and it is true there is some slight want of uniformity in them. I will give instructions, so that hereafter this may be remedied. The 31 boroughs have not been omitted, but having, in pursuance of the Local Government Act, been merged in counties, their figures are included in the County Returns.