§ MR. THOMAS DEWAR (Tower Hamlets, St. George's)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether he is aware that on the night of the Census Returns in one house in Cable Street, St. George's-in-the-East, there were no less than eight families of pauper aliens; and will he say how many rooms the house contains, and whether the Census Returns show any, and, if so, how many similar cases in the East End of London, and will he say what steps he proposes to take.
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. WALTER LONG, Bristol, S.)
I do not know whether my hon. friend is aware that an assurance by the Registrar General appears on the Census Schedules, which were left at the different houses, to the effect that the contents will be treated as confidential, and will not be used for other purposes than those of the Census. Under these circumstances I am afraid I cannot give the information asked for in the question. I may point out, however, that it rests with the Borough Council to deal with cases of overcrowding, and their attention might properly be called to any instance in which overcrowding is known to exist in the borough.