HC Deb 25 February 1919 vol 112 c1621W

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether alone, or in conjunction with the Treasury, arrangements can be made to reprint in simple form, so as to be easily understood, a short epitome or digest of the Census of Production both for America and the United Kingdom?


A summary of the results of the first Census of Production (1907) was published in the Sixteenth Abstract of Labour Statistics of the United Kingdom, pp. 52–58. The tabulation of the returns for the Second Census (1912) was interrupted on account of the War. An abstract of the Census of Manufacturers (1914) was published by the Department of Commerce of the United States in 1917 in one volume of 722 pages. A close comparison of the details of the censuses for the United Kingdom and the United States is not in every case possible on account of differences of classification, but my right hon. Friend will be glad to consider how far it may be possible to make a useful summary.