§ MR. BUCHANAN (Aberdeenshire, E.)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board when the Census Returns for England and Wales will be issued; and what is the cause of the delay?
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. H. H. FOWLER,) Wolverhampton, E.
I replied to a similar question of the hon. Member for East Somerset on the 2nd of this month. I then stated that I was informed by the Registrar General that he hopes to be able to present to Parliament the volumes of the detailed Census Reports which relate to area, houses, and population of parishes in 1705 April next. This will be some weeks earlier than was the case with the corresponding volumes of the Report of the Census in 1881, though several fresh items of information will be included in the Report relating to the Census of 1891. A further volume will be issued about midsummer. The final volume is expected to be issued in the autumn.