Ethnicity question on census

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Dear Office for National Statistics,

I understand that you have received a formal submission from the Board of Deputies of British Jews about the inclusion of 'Jewish' as an option on the 2011 census' ethnicity question.

Please provide me with a copy of this submission, as well as a copy of the response you provided.

If you require any clarification, please contact me as soon as possible.

Yours faithfully,
Steve Elibank

Antonia Strickland, Office for National Statistics

Dear colleague,

Please could you advise/respond to the following enquirer?

Many Thanks

Toni Strickland
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Dear Office for National Statistics,

I understand that you have received a formal submission from the
Board of Deputies of British Jews about the inclusion of 'Jewish'
as an option on the 2011 census' ethnicity question.

Please provide me with a copy of this submission, as well as a copy
of the response you provided.

If you require any clarification, please contact me as soon as
possible.

Yours faithfully,
Steve Elibank

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Paul Wearn, Office for National Statistics

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Our Reference: FOI00950/Elibank/QE1

Dear Mr Elibank,

Thank you for your email dated 6th April 2010 asking for a copy of the
formal submission from the Board of Deputies of British Jews about the
inclusion of ‘Jewish’ as an option on the 2011 Census ethnicity question. I
am writing to confirm that the Office for National Statistics has now
completed its search for the information and a copy of the information is
attached

(See attached file: FOI00950Elibank.pdf)(See attached file:
FOI00950(2)Elibank.pdf)

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