A SURVEY sent out by Wiltshire Council asking people to confirm personal details such as their sexuality and how much money they have in the bank has been raising eyebrows.

The eight-page document has been delivered to 26,500 households across the county in order to help the council develop its housing and planning policy.

The survey, reported to be costing the council £22,000, also asks people questions about their levels of debt and what academic qualifications their children have.

One recipient said: “This latest council bandwagon is no doubt costing thousands of pounds. Let us hope that its advocates can distinguish between a bandwagon and a hearse.”

The council has said responses will be anonymous and will help in planning how much affordable housing is needed in the county. The questions on sexual orientation are “required by legislation”.

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