§ Mr. Tilley
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many prosecutions were brought against individuals for refusal to give information in the 1971 census, how many prosecutions were successful; and what was the range of penalties imposed.
§ Mr. Ennals
A total of 434 prosecutions were brought for failure to complete the whole or part of a census form in England and Wales. Of these, 424 were814W successful. In a small number of cases the defendant, though found guilty, was granted a discharge. In six cases the maximum fine of £50 was imposed.