Scottish census deadline extended after high abstention rate

Record number of householders have so far failed to complete their online returns or paper forms

The deadline for submitting Scottish census returns has been extended by a month after a record number of householders failed to complete their forms or delayed sending them in.

Angus Robertson, the Scottish constitution secretary, faced opposition accusations he had presided over a “disastrous” process after he told MSPs on Thursday nearly a quarter of householders had not yet submitted returns, with the original deadline in three days.

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