1911 Census

Constitutional Affairs written question – answered on 9th February 2006.

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Photo of Andrew MacKinlay Andrew MacKinlay Labour, Thurrock

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will authorise the early release to the Public Records Office of the 1911 census for England and Wales.

Photo of Bridget Prentice Bridget Prentice Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs

The Government's policy is to make the decennial census returns publicly available after a period of 100 years, in order to honour assurances given about the confidentiality of personal information contained in census returns. The National Archives is, therefore, developing plans to release the 1911 census in 2012.

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