§ MR. BOULNOIS (Marylebone, E.)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board when the enumerators who were employed in the recent Census will receive payment for their services?
I beg also to ask whether the enumerators employed in connection with the recent Census have been paid for their services; and, if not, when may they expect payment?
§ MR. RITCHIE
The number of enumerators employed in the recent Census was 40,000. Their claims cannot be paid until they are duly certified by the Local Registrars of Births and Deaths, and afterwards by the Superintendent Registrars, through whom all payments to Census officers are made. There are 632 registration districts. In 374 all claims of local officers are paid, and the remainder are being paid at the rate of about 40 per day. It is anticipated that the whole of the claims will be paid in about a fortnight.