HC Deb 20 April 1891 vol 352 cc908-9
MR. BRYN ROBERTS (Carnarvonshire, Eifion)

I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether the great majority of the Census papers distributed in Llithfaen, South Carnarvonshire, were in English without the language column; and, if so, will he cause a fresh Census to be taken in that village?


The village of Llithfaen forms part of the Nevin registration sub-district. 1,300 schedules in the Welsh language and 200 in the English language were distributed from the Census Office for this district. By an error of the packer, the 200 English schedules which were sent did not contain the extra column for " Language spoken." It appears that only about one-half of these 200 schedules were distributed in the entire registration district. Steps will be taken to obtain the desired information in all cases in which the defective schedules were distributed.

MR. LLOYD-GEORGE (Carnarvon, &c.)

I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether he is aware that in the Census forms distributed at Nevin, Carnarvonshire, the language column was omitted; and whether he will take steps to remedy the omission?


Nevin is in the same registration sub-district as. the village of Llithfaen, to which I have already referred. The same explanation applies in this case also. Only about 20 English schedules were distributed in the parish.