HC Deb 16 March 1891 vol 351 c1064
MR. CAUSTON (Southwark, W.)

I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board what steps will be taken in the coming Census to secure the enumeration of persons in London who will not be returned as having slept in any dwelling house or lodging house, but who may spend the night in the streets or in places not likely to come under the notice of the enumerators?


The Instructions to the enumerators require them to take an account, so far as possible, of any persons who may have been in their district during the night of the Census, although they may not have slept in any house. The period of the year makes it very improbable that any large number of houseless persons will be passing the night in the streets on the night in question.


What is the nature of the information those persons will be called on to give the enumerators?


I presume the enumerators will ascertain as far as they can the same information from people in the streets as from people in houses.