§ Mr. Rooker
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if the small ward statistics for the 1981 census relating to Birmingham will be published on the basis of the new or the old local authority wards.
§ Sir George Young
The small area statistics from the 1981 census will be produced for the whole country on the basis of the local authority wards as constituted at census day, 5 April 1981.
If the Office of Population Censuses and Surveys receives requests for small area statistics on the basis of the new wards specified in the City of Birmingham (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1980—which comes into operation from 6 May 1982—uch statistics can be made available at cost.