England and Wales Census, 1871
I was just in the process of posting a "thank you" note, when I noticed you had closed your topic relating to an update on the 1871 census position.
I had always believed that the index for this set was provided courtesy of Find My Past but - looking at the citations against already attached sources - there appears no mention of this, it appearing this is FamilySearch indexed material.
If the latter is the case, it has been discovered there should be no contractual restrictions attached to continued publication (of the indexed records) on the FamilySearch website. Therefore, it would appear to be perfectly in line with a National Archives statement that FamilySearch can reintroduce its 1871 E&W collection.
However, if FamilySearch has provided these records via a third party (like Find My Past), it would be understandable that (for contractual reasons) it cannot continue with this arrangement.
If this is the position, is it possible to request a FamilySearch indexing project of the 1871 census be undertaken, in order to make this valuable material freely available once more?