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The Statistics of Trade and Employment (Northern Ireland) Order 1988

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Returns for the purposes of census

4.—(1) The Department may, subject to the provisions of this Order, prepare and issue such forms and instructions as it deems necessary for the taking of a census; but nothing in this Order shall be construed as preventing the use, in connection with any such census, of any form or instruction issued by any department of the Government of the United Kingdom under any Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom containing provisions similar to the provisions of this Order.

(2) A person shall not be required to furnish returns for the purposes of a census except in pursuance of a notice in writing from the Department requiring him to do so; and the Department shall issue, with the notice, the forms which that person is required to complete.

(3) A person required to furnish returns for the purposes of a census shall, on or before such day, being not less than two months after the service of the said notice, as may be specified therein, comply with that requirement in such manner as may be so specified.

(4) If the Department publishes, by advertisement in the Belfast Gazette and in such newspapers as may appear to the Department to be sufficient for notifying the persons concerned, a list of any classes or descriptions of undertakings in relation to which returns will be required by the Department for the purposes of a particular census, it shall be the duty of every person carrying on an undertaking of any such class or description as aforesaid who has not received a notice under paragraph (2) to inform such person as may be specified in the advertisement, within such period, being not less than twenty-one days after the date of the advertisement, as may be specified therein, that he is carrying on such an undertaking as aforesaid and to give to that person such prescribed particulars of the undertaking as may be so specified.

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