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No Manx nationality on census forms

'British' raises eyebrows

Forms have been dropping through letterboxes this week as the Island gears up for interim census night on April 24.

The data provided in the documents will be used to help the government plan ahead into the future as it analyses population trends.

But already, there are some complaints about questions in the forms – particularly one about nationality which lets people answer “British” but not “Manx”.

Adam Smith of the Cabinet Office is one of those working on the census – he says there’s a simple explanation:

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