HC Deb 05 March 1912 vol 35 c202

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether a Census of seamen serving on British ships was taken by the Board of Trade on 1st April, 1911; and, if so, whether a Return of the particulars has yet been completed; and, if not, whether he will expedite the preparation of the Return?


The next Census Return to be published will relate to 3rd April, 1911, but owing to the continued absence of many vessels under agreements opened before that date, it is considered desirable to continue enumeration for at least one year. The actual preparation of the Return cannot therefore be begun until next month, and it is not anticipated that it can be published before July or August next.