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The first Census was taken in 1086 for tax purposes and displaced many Britons through the dividing of land – this was another step in destroying Cymric and Cornish culture, by not granting them the same Rights as Englanders. And only just in this 2011 Census, the ‘Welsh’ (Cymric) people have been given ‘status’.
The Census has repeatedly been used for propaganda, new tax policies and financial control, along with serving as a head count for various wars. For instance, the Napoleonic wars and the two world wars used valuable Census data to plan how to use human beings, as cannon fodder for their domination.
Rebellion to the Census began with opposition to the demographer, Thomas Malthus, who published his essay on the 'Principle of Population' in 1798. Malthus suggested that population growth would soon outstrip supplies of food and other resources, Britain would be hit by famine, disease and other disasters. Such lobbying pressures on Parliament caused the introduction of the Census Act in 1800 and the first official Census of England and Wales was on 10 March 1801. This strategy sounds eerily like the plan used to drum up support for the Western Forces to conquer countless defenceless cultures.
It’s perfectly reasonable for campaigners to use the fact that the Census is coming up to campaign on these issues.
But a boycott of the Census is the wrong way to go about this.
Everyone is required by law to fill in the Census, and can be fined if they don’t do so.
But much more importantly, the returns from the Census are a major part of how funding is distributed to fund local services. One London borough estimates that over the next ten years, they will lose £22,000 per person who does not complete the Census.
Originally posted by HEREFORD 1969
Well, i didn't fill the form in last time (2001).
I am still waiting for the police to arrest me, a court appearence and the fine.
If a fair number of people refuse then there is little that can be done about it.
Just think how much it would cost and the courts would be tied up for months.
It would certainly be much easier just to ignore the ones who didn't fill the form in.
Originally posted by johngtr
reply to post by katseyes
yes sorry i will get the name of the group now .... and edit it in as my second line : )
type - Making the belief in FREE PARTIES a religion - in your search bar at your homepage , there is a group with well over 15,000 members
edit on 10-3-2011 by johngtr because: fb
I think that there may be some confusion here with what is happening with
the census data. As I said before neither Lockheed Martin UK nor Lockheed
Martin in the US will have access to any personal census data. They are
managing a group of companies on behalf of the Office for National
Statistics. This group have provided specialist services for the census
like printing the millions of questionnaires and created websites for us.
One of these companies (UK Data Capture) will scan the paper questionnaires
when they are returned. But this is not Lockheed Martin or Lockheed Martin
UK. The contract is very strict that Lockhheed Martin UK will never be
involved in the handling of questionnaires or ever involved in processing
any of the data. Therefore as they will never be in possession of personal
census data they can neither use it for their own gain or lose it as you
Completing a census questionnaire is law. The Census Act 1920 states that
it is an offence to refuse or neglect to do so or to provide false
information. The law on the 2011 Census is then further set out in the
Census (England and Wales) Order 2009 and the Census (England) Regulations
2010. Between them they state exactly who is responsible for doing what,
who has to fill in which type of questionnaire, who has to answer which
questions and how they should return their questionnaires. Not completing
the questionnaire is therefore a criminal matter rather than a civil one
and those people who don't complete it can be prosecuted. These types of
cases are held in a Magistrates Court and if found guilty people can be
fined up to £1000. This money goes to the court not to ONS.
The list of companies that you list are not shareholders, as ONS is a
public body as a non-ministerial government department. These companies
are the group of specialist companies that Lockheed Martin UK are managing
to help ONS with the census. As such no personal census data will be
shared with them.
Once you return your questionnaire it is scanned and the information is fed
into a large secure ONS database. ONS staff will then analyse this data to
produce statistics. The first step of this is to remove all names and
addresses so that the resulting statistics are completely anonymous. We
then use other statistical methods to ensure that it is impossible to ever
identify an individual from the statistics. It is these figures that are
A copy of your questionnaire is kept in a secure location and it is
government policy that this is kept locked away for 100 years.
I hope that this is helpful and reassures you as it is really important
that you complete your questionnaire. Every year £100 billion pounds of
public money is spent using census information. For example the Government
uses the census to see how many hospitals are needed in an area or how many
roads are needed or what kind of communities need funding. Therefore if
people don't participate in the census their communities might miss out.