HC Deb 16 July 1962 vol 663 cc29-30
44. Mr. Frank Allaun

asked the Minister of Health if he will expedite the publication of those sections of the 1961 census dealing with households without baths, hot water or inside toilets.

Miss Pitt

I would refer the hon. Member to my reply to him on 11th December last.

Mr. Allaun

Because of the special interest in these figures, not least among the estimated 15 million inhabitants, could not these particular figures be given priority, as has been done with certain other sections of the census? Surely, 18 months is a long time to wait, particularly since the knowledge of the vast numbers involved should accelerate Government action?

Miss Pitt

This work is being processed on a computer and that means a pattern is laid down. To take out one set of figures would delay the general progress, but in fact—and this is what the hon. Member is interested in—publication should begin in the autumn of this year and be completed by 1963.

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