HC Deb 07 November 1911 vol 30 c1624W

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of the fact that the last Census of Production related to the year 1907, and that nearly four years have since elapsed, he will consider the advisability of making a further census on the same lines for the present year, in order to afford a comparison of two years of good trade?


As my hon. Friend will have observed, from the terms of the Order relating to the second and subsequent Censuses of Production, which was made on 28th October, and has been laid on the Table of the House, the second census is to be taken in the year 1913, that is to say, it will relate to the production of the year 1912. It would not be practicable to take a census of the production of the current year, as manufacturers have not had the requisite notice of the particulars required.