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The Census (Scotland) Amendment Order 2000

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1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Census (Scotland) Amendment Order 2000 and shall come into force on the day after the day on which it is made.

(2) This Order extends to Scotland only.

Amendment of the Census (Scotland) Order 2000

2.—(1) The Census (Scotland) Order 2000(1) shall be amended in accordance with the following paragraphs.

(2) In Schedule 2 (particulars to be stated in returns)–

(a)after paragraph 8, there is inserted the following:–

8A.  As regards the person’s religion, religious denomination or body they belong to and which they were brought up in, whether–


(b)Church of Scotland;

(c)Roman Catholic;

(d)other Christian denomination or body and if so stating which;





(i)Sikh; or

(j)another religion, denomination or body and if so stating which.; and

(b)for paragraph 10, there is substituted the following:–

10.  As regards ethnic group, whether–

(a)White (and whether Scottish, other British, Irish, or any other White background if so stating which);

(b)Mixed and if so stating which;

(c)Asian, Asian Scottish or Asian British (and whether Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Chinese, or any other Asian background if so stating which);

(d)Black, Black Scottish or Black British (and whether Caribbean, African, or any other Black background if so stating which); or

(e)other ethnic group and if so stating which..

(3) In Schedule 3 (particulars to be stated in returns to which article 6(6) relates), at the end of paragraph 3 there is inserted the following:–

  • which may include–


    the nature of the establishment;


    whether or not the establishment is registered and if so whether it is registered with–


    a health authority;


    a local authority; or


    both a health authority and a local authority;


    the status of the person or body who is responsible for the management of the establishment;


    the category or categories of person which the establishment caters for, the physical or mental condition attributable to that category or those categories of person and the type of services which the establishment provides..

A. K. Galloway

Clerk of the Privy Council

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