|Wellingborough & Kettering News, September 18th, 1880, transcribed by Kay Collins
THE CENSUS ACT
The statute for "taking the census in England" has just been issued. The Local Government Board is to superintend the taking of the census, and the registrars of sub-districts to be formed into enumerators' divisions. The schedules to be filled up are to be left at all houses in the week ending Saturday, April 2, and the occupier of the house and the occupier of apartments to fill up in the schedule all particulars (except as to religion) of persons who abode in the place on the night of Sunday, April 3rd, and the enumerator to collect all such schedules within his division on the following Monday. The penalty for neglect is not to be less than 20s., and not more than £5. The schedules are to be collected from house to house, and to be corrected if found to be erroneous. The schedules are to be returned to the registrars, and by them to the Registrar-General for the use of the Government Local Board. A penalty of not less than 20s., and not more than £5, is to be imposed for refusing information or giving false answers.