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The Census (Scotland) Regulations 2010

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Delivery of Household Forms

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7.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), the census enumerator must deliver, prior to census day, the Household Form and a reply-paid envelope—

(a)to the householder (or the person or persons for the time being acting as householder) of each household occupying a dwelling;

(b)where the householder is not present in a dwelling, to any person the enumerator reasonably believes to act on behalf of the householder; or

(c)where the dwelling is occupied only by visitors, to a visitor.

(2) A form and envelope are delivered for the purpose of paragraph (1)—

(a)if the census enumerator hands them to the person specified in paragraph (1); or

(b)where they cannot be handed to that person, if the census enumerator leaves them at the dwelling.

(3) The census enumerator must make a record in the Enumeration Record Book of the delivery of each form of return delivered in accordance with paragraphs (1) and (2).

(4) The Registrar General may make arrangements for the delivery of the forms of return and reply-paid envelopes referred to in paragraph (1) to be made by post.

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