HC Deb 17 February 1893 vol 8 c1705

I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland when the Census Returns for Scotland will be issued, and what is the cause of the delay?


The progress made in the work of the Census corresponds with the anticipation of the Registrar General in November, 1891. The first volume of the Report was published last July. At that time the work of the Boundary Commissioners who have made many important changes in the boundaries both of counties and parishes was not finished, and the Census Tables were prepared on the former basis. Now the boundaries are known, and a supplement showing the results of the Boundary Commission is being brought out. The first part of the second volume should be published this month. The final portion, it is hoped, will be issued in August next.