asked the Minister for Industry and Commerce if he will state when it is proposed to publish the preliminary report on the census of population collected in May, 1946; and the reasons for the delay in the publication of this report.
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Census of Population.
The draft of the preliminary report is ready for the printers and its publication may be expected soon. It was not possible to complete the compilation earlier for a number of reasons, principally on account of the extended form of the schedule used for this census and the consequent increase in the necessary scrutiny and checking of returns before summarising.