HC Deb 21 July 1890 vol 347 c341
MR. SUMMERS (Huddersfield)

I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether he will call the attention of the Registrars to the observations of the Census Committee on the manner in which enumerators have hitherto been selected, and will give instructions that in future a large proportion of the enumerators chosen shall be women?


The special attention of Superintendent Registrars and Registrars will, as suggested by the Census Committee, be directed to the importance of a very careful selection of enumerators and to the particular educational qualifications which it is essential that the persons employed should possess. The Committee observe that women are eligible for appointment as enumerators, and that they think that in many instances they might be so employed with advantage. There will be no objection to the Registrars being informed as to this.