Census Act 1920

2 Duty of Registrar-General to carry out census, and provision for expenses.E+W+S

(1)It shall be the duty of the Registrar-General to make such arrangements and do all such things as are necessary for the taking of a census in accordance with the provisions of this Act and of any Order in Council or regulations made thereunder, and for that purpose to make arrangements for the preparation and issue of the necessary forms and instructions and for the collection of the forms when filled up.

(2)The Registrar-General in the exercise of his powers and in the performance of his duties under this Act or under any Order in Council or regulations made thereunder, shall be subject to the control of, and comply with any directions given by, [F1the Chancellor of the Exchequer].

(3)Any expenses incurred with the sanction of the Treasury by [F1the Chancellor of the Exchequer] or the Registrar-General in connection with the taking of a census or otherwise in connection with the exercise of his powers or the performance of his duties under this Act shall be defrayed out of moneys provided by Parliament.

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Amendments (Textual)

F1Words in s. 2 substituted (1.4.1996) by S.I. 1996/273, art. 5(1), Sch. 2 para. 3(2)

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C1S. 2: functions of the Secretary of State transferred (E.W.) (1.4.1996) by S.I. 1996/273, art. 3(1), Sch. 1 para. 3(a)