Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office written question – answered on 17th September 2020.

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Photo of Preet Kaur Gill Preet Kaur Gill Shadow Secretary of State for International Development

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans he has to postpone Census 2021 in line with Scotland; what estimate he has made of the cost of postponing the census; and what steps the Office for National Statistics is taking to mitigate such costs.

Photo of Chloe Smith Chloe Smith Assistant Whip, Minister of State (Cabinet Office)

The Government is not planning to postpone Census 2021 in England and Wales. I regret that Census 2021 has been postponed in Scotland.

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