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Census: Sikhs

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 13th January 2020.

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Photo of Preet Kaur Gill Preet Kaur Gill Shadow Minister (International Development)

To ask Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to R (Gill on behalf of the Sikh Federation) v The Cabinet Office [2019] EWHC 3407 (Admin), what assessment his Department has made of the potential risk of delay to the census 2021 as a result of legal challenge if the Sikh ethnic tick box response option is not included after the draft Census Order is presented to Parliament.

Photo of Chloe Smith Chloe Smith The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office, Assistant Whip

It would not be appropriate to comment on an ongoing legal case.

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