§ MR. REA (Gloucester)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board what steps he proposes to take with regard to the taking of a census of London in 1906 similar to that taken in 1896; whether he proposes that the census should include ages, and any other information, beyond a mere enumeration of the population; and whether it will extend to Greater London and the county boroughs.
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. GERALD BALFOUR, Leeds, Central)
The census taken in London in 1896 was obtained for the purposes of the London Equalisation of Rates Act, 1894, and I am in communication with the Registrar-General and the London County Council on the question whether a census should be taken for a like purpose in 1906, and if so, what it should contain. A census for this purpose would obviously be limited to the Administrative County of London.