HC Deb 23 March 1970 vol 798 c273W
Sir C. Taylor

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what new questions are to be included in the 1971 Census.

Mr. Crossman

Following items in the second Schedule of the Census Order are new:

  1. (a) The year of entry into the United Kingdom of a person not born in the United Kingdom (item 7).
  2. (b) The countries of birth of the person's parents (item 8).
  3. (c) The dates of birth of children born alive in marriage to women who are or who have been married (item 11(a)).
  4. (d) Educational attainments of the standard of G.C.E. "A" level and its Scottish equivalents (item 12(b)).
  5. (e) The occupation one year before Census day of those in employment during the pre-census week, item 14(a) (viii)).
  6. (f) Ability to read and write Welsh in returns made in Wales including Monmouthshire, and similarly for Gaelic in returns made in Scotland (items 21, 22, 24 and 25).