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The Census (Scotland) Regulations 2010

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15.—(1) The census team leader, the census enumerator or any other officer as directed by the census district manager must examine each form of return returned in accordance with regulations 12 and 13 to ascertain if all entries are properly and sufficiently made.

(2) Where any of the entries on the forms of return are not properly and sufficiently made, the census team leader, the census enumerator or any other officer directed by the census district manager may make any 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 a proper and sufficient form of return.

(3) If by 6th April 2011, the Registrar General has not received a form of return which should have been returned in accordance with these Regulations, the census team leader, census enumerator or any other officer directed by the census district manager may make any enquiries 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 a proper and sufficient return.

(4) Where the census team leader, the census enumerator or any other officer directed by the census district manager has made enquiries in accordance with paragraph (3), that officer must 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 a completed Household Form or Individual Form may be returned by posting it in the reply-paid envelope provided;

(d)deliver any additional forms of return of the type and number necessary for the purpose of obtaining a completed form of return;

(e)where it has not been possible to contact the persons by whom returns are to be made or if those persons have refused to co-operate, report that fact—

(i)in the case of a census enumerator or other officer appointed by the census district manager, to the census team leader or the census district manager; and

(ii)in the case of a census team leader, to the census district manager.

(5) The census team leader, census enumerator or other officer directed by the census district manager must make a record in the Enumeration Record Book or the Communal Establishment Enumeration Record Book of the action taken in accordance with paragraphs (2) to (4).

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