Mr. T. THOMSON
asked the Minister of Health if the following information is available for England and Wales for the Census Returns in 1921: the number of families, the number of inhabited houses, the number of uninhabited houses, and the number of houses being built; if so, will he give it; and, if not, will he say at what date it will be available?
§ Mr. NEVILLE CHAMBERLAIN
The statistics in question are being compiled county by county for publication in the county series of reports; and the figures908W for England and Wales as a whole will Dot be available till all the county tabulations are completed, namely, about the end of the present year. For the counties already tabulated (London, Middlesex, Essex, Surrey, Kent, Hertfordshire, Lancashire, Yorkshire, Glamorgan, Monmouth, Staffordshire, Warwick, Worcester, Durham, Northumberland, Gloucester, Devon, Cornwall, Cheshire), covering some 28 millions of the total population of 37,800,000, or approximately, 75 per cent., the following figures can be given:
Number of private families 6,577,123 Number of structurally separate dwellings inhabited by private families on Census night 5,712,025 Number of structurally separate dwellings uninhabited on Census night (including premises vacant owing to the temporary absence of the usual occupier) 147,722 Number of buildings in course of erection (whether as dwellings or otherwise)* 68,452 * It is not possible to give separate figures for dwellings and other buildings.