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Census (Amendment) Act 2000

2000 CHAPTER 24

An Act to amend theM1 Census Act 1920 to enable particulars to be required in respect of religion.

[28th July 2000]

Be it enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

1 Particulars in respect of religion may be required.E+W

(1)In the Schedule to the M2Census Act 1920 (matters in respect of which particulars may be required), after paragraph 5 there shall be inserted—

5AReligion.

(2)In section 8 of that Act (penalties), after subsection (1) there shall be inserted—

(1A)But no person shall be liable to a penalty under subsection (1) for refusing or neglecting to state any particulars in respect of religion.

2 Short title and extent.E+W

(1)This Act may be cited as the Census (Amendment) Act 2000.

(2)This Act extends to England and Wales only.