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Census

Volume 457: debated on Tuesday 6 March 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 8 February 2007, Official Report, columns 1131W, on the census, what the most recent date was when the Office for National Statistics rejected an application for an extract from the 1921 Census for England and Wales on the grounds that Exemption 41 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 applied to the records. (124113)

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician, who has been asked to reply.

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated 6 March 2007:

As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking what the most recent date was when the Office for National Statistics (ONS) rejected an application for an extract from the 1921 Census for England and Wales on the grounds that Exemption 41 of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2000 applied to the records. (124113)

The last time ONS rejected an application for an extract from the 1921 Census for England and Wales on the grounds that Section 41 of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2000 applied, was on 15 December 2006.