The Complete Plain Word by Ernest Gowers
Note 6

It does not seem to me to be reasonable that anyone who asks for something to which he is legally entitled should he required to do more than to provide once, and once only, the information necessary to establish his right. To demand that forms shall be furnished in triplicate, or that an applicant, having written his name, address and identity number in Section A, should write them again in Section B, is to force a member of the public to act as unpaid copyist for some one whom he pays to do that sort of thing for him. But that reflection takes me outside the scope of this book.

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