HC Deb 04 June 1931 vol 253 cc342-3

asked the Minister of Health what complaints he has received of delay in the payment of enumerators at the recent Census; and what action, if any, he has taken?


As previously stated in my reply of the 14th ultimo to the hon. Member for Govan, payment has already been made to every enumerator of the fixed fee of two pounds which forms part of the remuneration due to him. Applications have been received from a certain number of enumerators anxious to obtain payment of the balances due; and steps have been taken to expedite the submission of the certified accounts which are requisite for calculating the final payments and to deal with them when received as speedily as possible. Payments of all balances have already been made to enumerators in 400 sub-districts.


Can the right hon. Gentleman say in how many districts payments have not been made, and what is the reason for the delay?


The cause of the delay is that the final payments cannot be made until the reports have been submitted and accepted.