24. Mr. Wilson
asked the Minister of Health with regard to the representations made to the Ministry of Health by a scientific deputation, by the Royal Statistical Society, and by the Association of Medical Officers of Health in favour of a quinquennial census, how far these representations have received favourable consideration; and whether, in view of the rapidity with which changes in the location, occupation, etc., of the population are taking place and the necessity for accurate information, he will consider the desirability of taking the census quinquennially?
§ Sir K. Wood
I have received no representations on this subject recently, and, as the hon. Member is no doubt aware, a census is due to be taken in 1941. After that date the question of a quinquennial series will be reviewed in the light of all relevant considerations including those mentioned by the hon. Member.