Cornish National Identity: 2021 Census

Part of Women and Equalities Committee – in the House of Commons at 10:00 pm on 11th June 2018.

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Photo of Scott Mann Scott Mann Conservative, North Cornwall 10:00 pm, 11th June 2018

I am grateful to the Minister for giving way, especially on the point about statistics. I am slightly worried about having “search as you type”, so that “Cornish” pops up in a box. Some people might put “Cornish” if there is a tick box, but would not necessarily start typing it—such as the Under-Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, my hon. Friend Mr Baker, who grew up in Cornwall, has moved away and probably would tick Cornish if there were a tick box. The ONS will miss a trick with the statistics if “Cornish” is not written in a proper drop-down box.