The Register Office (GROS) has sent warning letters to a number of people. The letters are addressed to named individuals and say “you have indicated that you are unwilling to fill in your Census questionnaire.” Some of the people who have received these letters have not in fact indicated any such thing and have not been visited by census enumerators. The use of these warning letters appears to be a departure from GROS’s normal follow-up process.
Please raise Scotland’s census scandal with your election candidates.
Press Release from Scotland Against Criminalising Communities (SACC) Tuesday 5 April 2011 Census Scandal – John Swinney acting as “spokesperson for CACI” “CACI is involved in our census because of a failure of political will on the part of the Scottish Government. The result is that a Scottish Government minister is now talking like a spokesperson for CACI.” Holyrood finance minister John Swinney, in a letter sent last week to Malcolm Chisholm (then MSP for Edinburgh North and Leith), has ducked the issue of whether defence contractor CACI could have been excluded from Scotland’s census because of its record of involvement in human rights abuses at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.