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The Census (Scotland) Regulations 2000

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13.—(1) The census enumerator or any other officer as directed by the census district manager shall examine each form of return returned in accordance with regulation 12 and satisfy himself that the entries thereon are properly and sufficiently made.

(2) Where any of the entries on the forms of return are not properly and sufficiently made, the census enumerator or any other officer directed by the census district manager may make all such enquiries of the persons concerned in completing that form, or the persons with respect to whom the return is made, as are reasonably necessary to obtain from him a proper and sufficient form of return.

(3) If by 8th May 2001, a form of return which should have been returned in accordance with these Regulations has not been received by an officer, the census enumerator or any other officer directed by the census district manager shall make all such inquiries of the persons concerned in completing that form, or the persons with respect to whom the return is to be made, as are reasonably necessary to obtain from him a proper and sufficient return.

(4) Where the census enumerator or any other officer directed by the census district manager has made inquiries in accordance with paragraph (3) above, he shall where appropriate—

(a)collect the completed form of return;

(b)arrange to collect the completed form of return on a specified future date;

(c)agree that the completed form of return may be returned by posting it in the reply envelope provided;

(d)deliver any additional forms referred to in regulation 6(3);

(e)report to the census team leader or the census district manager if he has been unable to contact the persons concerned with completing the forms or if those persons have refused to co-operate with him.

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