HC Deb 03 April 1981 vol 2 cc158-9W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he has made provision for conscientious objectors to exercise any rights of objection in respect of filling in, or having to complete the census form.

Mr. Patrick Jenkin

The Census Act and Census Regulations make no such provision. I can see no grounds for objecting to giving the information asked for on the census form which is required solely for statistical purposes.