HC Deb 07 December 1944 vol 406 c747W
Sir H. Williams

asked the Prime Minister if he will state why in the Command Paper No. 6564 the statistics for males and females, on pages three and four respectively, in respect of the mid-year 1940 were omitted; and if he will publish the missing figures in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Mr. Attlee

Statistics on the basis set out in the Tables to which my hon. Friend refers were first compiled in 1941. Estimates were then made for 1939 as a basis for comparing pre-war with war-time figures But any advantage which could be gained from preparing corresponding estimates for 1940 is outweighed by the large amount of work involved.