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Census (Amendment) (Scotland) Act 2000

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6.The Act has two main purposes. The first is to specify religion in the Schedule to the 1920 Act as a topic in respect of which particulars may be required in Scotland. The second is to provide that no person shall be liable to a penalty under subsection (1) of section 8 of the 1920 Act for refusing or neglecting to state any particulars in respect of religion.

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