HC Deb 08 March 1951 vol 485 cc72-3W
72. Mr. Irving

asked the Minister of Health why persons over 60 years of age are not to be employed as enumerators for the 1951 census.

Mr. Marquand

I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer given to the hon. Member for Ashford (Mr. Deedes), on 22nd February.

76. Mr. Haire

asked the Minister of Health what steps he is taking to ensure that the forthcoming census of population will be comprehensive in coverage and complete in detail.

Mr. Marquand

The country has been divided into some 50,000 enumeration districts, for each of which an enumerator will be responsible under the direction of the local census officer. Special arrangements are being made by the Registrar-General with the Customs and Excise as regards shipping, the Service authorities as regards the Armed Forces, the police as regards vagrants, the transport undertakings as regards night travellers. The census schedules contain full instructions for their completion and help will also be given as needed by the enumerators.