Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Census question in Westminster

Census: 5 Feb 2007: Written answers (TheyWorkForYou.com): "Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South, Liberal Democrat) | Hansard source

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what assessment she has made of the completeness of archived census records.

Photo of Vera Baird Vera Baird (Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs) | Hansard source

Until recently, no empirical research had been carried out to establish the precise extent of any missing sections from census records held at The National Archives.

A project is currently under way to analyse the 1861 census returns in detail and to establish the exact percentage of the returns that are missing."


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