Census question 17 - why is it blank?
If you've received your Census through the post, you might be wondering what the bloody hell question 17 is about:
Eh? What's the point of that, then? Coalition cuts? Censorship gone mad? Or is it a cunning test, as suggested by Twitter:
Alas, the truth is duller than Doncaster. Unlike most, we've bothered to trawl through the tedium of the Census website (but not before ringing the Census helpline and being lost in automated hell). Now, if anybody else asks why Census question 17 is blank, now you can tell them:
We aim to keep the England and Wales questionnaires as consistent as possible. Question 17 is about the Welsh language and is only included on the questionnaire in Wales. This question is not required in both countries, so a space has been left.
How dull and beaurocratic. That's why we want your suggestions as to what this box can be used for. What question is missing from the Census question 17? Is there some incontrovertable truth that this and future governments should be made aware of? Anyone suggesting anything remotely connected with 'jedi' or similar will be hunted down.