§ 40. Sir E. Errington
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services why a 12-page foolscap questionnaire is required for the 1969 Test Census; and under what method the choice of those selected to answer the 1969 Test Census was made.
§ Mr. Crossman
One of the objects of the test was to discover whether the booklet form of schedule would be more convenient than a single sheet. Preliminary assessment suggests that it is unlikely to be used in the census. Six whole areas were selected for the test, different enough from one another to represent a wide range of circumstances. Additionally, in a multi-stage stratified random sample of addresses throughout England and Scotland some 2,000 householders were invited to complete the schedule and discuss any difficulties with trained interviewers.