HC Deb 26 June 1911 vol 27 cc234-5

asked whether Census papers filled in in Irish by residents of Achill, county Mayo, an Irish-speaking district, were recently returned by the enumerators, while papers similarly filled were freely accepted in Dublin, Galway, and other districts; whether Census papers were printed in Welsh for Wales and in Yiddish for the Jews of London; and, if so, can ho state why the Achill papers filled in in Irish were rejected?


The Census Commissioners have no knowledge of the matter referred to, and no complaints have reached them on the subject. In every case in which it came to the knowledge of the Commissioners that persons could only supply the information required by the Statute in Irish the information was accepted in that language. I have no information regarding the printing of the Census papers for Wales and London.