§ MR. SUMMERS
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether his attention has been called to the complaints of many of the Census enumerators who have not yet been paid for their work in connection with the taking of the Census; and whether he will communicate with the Registrar General with a view to accelerating the rate at which the payments to the Census enumerators are being made?
§ MR. RITCHIE
I have communicated with the Registrar General, and I understand that drafts on the Paymaster General for the payment of all local Census expenses, including enumerators, fees and allowances, have been sent in accordance with the Census Act to the Superintendent Registrars of 630 of the 632 Registration districts of England and Wales. The Census Returns for the two remaining districts are not yet com- 1613 plete, and the claims for local expenses have, therefore, not been received at the Census Office.