Source: British Parliament News
13 May 2019
Members of the Lords, including a patron of LGBT+ support charity Opening Doors and a former member of the Royal Commission on Criminal Procedure, will discuss the principles and purpose of the Census (Return Particulars and Removal of Penalties) Bill during second reading on Monday 13 May.
Lord Young of Cookham (Conservative), Lords spokesperson in the Cabinet Office, will respond on behalf of the government.
Census (Return Particulars and Removal of Penalties) Bill summary
This bill aims to:
provide voluntary questions on sexual orientation and gender identity to be asked on censuses in England and Wales and in Northern Ireland, by removing the criminal penalty for not responding to such questions
clarify the existing law that questions on these matters may be asked.
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