How many individuals have been prosecuted for not completing the UK Census 2011?

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Dear Office for National Statistics,

Please provide me with the actual number of individual people that have been prosecuted for the act of not completing the UK census 2011.

Also, if possible, if any individuals have been prosecuted for non completion of the UK census 2011, please provide an average of the penalties given to said individuals in monetary terms (fines).

Also, if possible, if any individuals have been prosecuted for non completion of the UK census 2011, please provide the number of individuals that have been given custodial sentances.

Thanks you.

Yours faithfully,

Simon Maxwell

Paul Wearn, Office for National Statistics

Our Reference: FOI01313/Maxwell/QE1

Dear Mr McKeown,

Thank you for your email.
Unfortunately I am not able to provide you with the information that you
require.  The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is subject to strict
confidentiality laws which prevent it from disclosing personal information
that it holds.  However even if ONS could give you this kind of
information, it is gvery unlikely that ONS would have the kind of
information that you require other than perhaps through census records, as
these only show a snapshot of the population at 10 yearly intervals they
may well not provide the information that you require.

I suggest that you contact your local council's electoral registration
office who may have this kind of information.

You have the right to have this response to your freedom of information
request reviewed internally by an internal review process and, if you
remain unhappy with the decision, by the Information Commissioner. If you
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Office for National Statistics, Room 1214, Government Buildings, Cardiff
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Paul Wearn LLB (Hons)
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Our Reference: FOI01313/Maxwell/QE2

Dear Mr Maxwell,

Firstly please let me apologise for the incorrect response you received,
due to an administration error.
 
Thank you for your email requesting information about 2011 Census
Prosecutions.
The decision to prosecute is a matter for the Crown Prosecution Service
and Court hearings of prosecutions for non-completion of a census return
have only just started.  As at 1 November 2011, the number of prosecutions
was 14.  All were found guilty and convicted.

The amount of fines imposed by the Courts so far vary between £50 -£350,
with an order for costs of £85 in each case.  

Summary details about prosecutions will be published as part of the
evaluation of the 2011 Census in due course.
Custodial sentences are not given for non-completion of a census return.
Sanctions are decided at the time, at the discretion of the Court.

You have the right to have this response to your freedom of information
request reviewed internally by an internal review process and, if you
remain unhappy with the decision, by the Information Commissioner. If you
would like to have the decision reviewed please write to Dennis Roberts,
Office for National Statistics, Room 1214, Government Buildings, Cardiff
Road, Newport, Gwent, NP10 8XG.

If you have any queries about this email, please contact me. Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

Kind regards,

Paul Wearn LLB (Hons)
Legal Services
Office for National Statistics

For the latest data on the economy and society consult National Statistics
at http://www.ons.gov.uk

 

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Simon Briscoe left an annotation ()

This is a good question. You might want to ask how many people/cases were prepared by or referred to the CPS by the ONS collection team. Given the hundreds of enforcement officers, the number should be quite a lot higher than 14.

Barbara Richards left an annotation ()

I would like to know why they sent two big men - I think they were ex policemen three times to my home to force me to hand over all my personal information to an American company that has been involved in bringing a paedophile psychologist to the UK. I am a survivor of Pindown child abuse. I felt very intimidated and upset about being forced to give personal and private information to the same organisation who were involved in the abuse I suffered as a child.

Sarah Ledsom left an annotation ()

Also need to know why the only people being prosecuted are those that were deemed "political" by the CPS by citing Lockheed Martin.
Also why if you are deemed "political" that you will not be awarded legal aid on the grounds of it not being in the interest of justice, even although you meet the other criteria on financial grounds as is the case with me.

This is quickly becoming an absolute farce!!

Andrew Young left an annotation ()

Simply zero contact and close the door, people who were prosecuted interacted with the hired twits door knocking.

Particularly if rented the land registry is useless and the person in house may not live there.

You can't prosecute a house and the census is invasive-governed by consent.

safely completely ignore it-loads of people have

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