Census: Coronavirus

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 11th January 2021.

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Photo of Cat Smith Cat Smith Shadow Minister for Young People and Voter Engagement

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government is taking to ensure the 2021 Census is covid-secure.

Photo of Cat Smith Cat Smith Shadow Minister for Young People and Voter Engagement

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans the Government has to postpone the Census scheduled for March 2021 in response to the covid-19 outbreak.

Photo of Cat Smith Cat Smith Shadow Minister for Young People and Voter Engagement

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps his Department is taking to ensure face-to-face surveys for the March 2021 Census can take place during the covid-19 outbreak.

Photo of Cat Smith Cat Smith Shadow Minister for Young People and Voter Engagement

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, regarding the March 2021 census, how the Government plans to survey (a) homeless people and (b) other people without access to the internet or a computer.

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

The information requested falls under the remit of the UK Statistics Authority. I have therefore asked the Authority to respond.

Response to PQ133011, 133012, 133013, 133014 (pdf, 153.9KB)

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