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Census (Amendment) (Scotland) Act 2000

Section 1 – Particulars about religion may be gathered in census

8.This section has the effect of adding religion to those topics that are specified in the Schedule to the 1920 Act as being matters in respect of which particulars may be required to be given in a census in Scotland. The section also provides that no person shall be liable to a penalty under subsection (1) of section 8 of the 1920 Act for refusing or neglecting to state any particulars in respect of religion.

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