HC Deb 01 February 1949 vol 460 c213W
76. Sir J. Mellor

asked the President of the Board of Trade what was the cost so far incurred of the census of distribution.

Mr. Bottomley

The cost of preparatory work for the census of distribution authorised under the Statistics of Trade Act, 1947, is approximately £7,000. Almost the whole of the cost was incurred in preparing forms of return which will be used in taking the postponed census.

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