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Census Act 1920

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3Regulations with respect to proceedings for taking census

(1)For the purpose of enabling any Order in Council directing a census to be taken to be carried into effect, the Minister of Health may make regulations—

(a)providing for the division of the country into districts for the purpose of the census and the appointment of persons to act in those districts in connection with the census;

(b)requiring superintendent registrars, registrars overseers and assistant overseers of the poor, relieving officers for poor law unions, collectors of the poor rate, and such other persons as may be employed for the purpose of the census, to perform such duties in connection with the taking of the census as may be prescribed;

(c)requiring persons employed for the purpose of the census to make a statutory declaration with respect to the performance of their duties, and authorising any superintendent registrar or registrar to take such a declaration;

(d)requiring the chief officers of public or charitable institutions, or of any other institutions prescribed by the regulations, to make returns with respect to the inmates thereof;

(e)requiring information to be given to the persons liable to make returns by the persons with respect to whom the returns are to be made;

(f)with respect to the forms to be used in the taking of a census;

(g)making provision with respect to any other matters with respect to which it is necessary to make provision for the purpose of carrying into effect the provisions of the Order in Council.

(2)Every regulation made under this section shall be laid before both Houses of Parliament as soon as may be after it is made, and, if an address is presented to His Majesty by either House within the next subsequent twenty days on which that House has sat next after any such regulation is laid before it praying that the regulation may be annulled, His Majesty in Council may annul the regulation, and it shall thenceforth be void, but without prejudice to the validity of anything done thereunder.

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