Sir Andrew Dinot, chair of the UK statistics Authority has written to the RT. Hon Francis Maude MP, Minister for the Cabinet Office urging the Government not to scrap the 2001 census,
following the latest reports expert witness recommendations on the future of the census.
Sir Andrew thanked his colleagues in the National Statistics for all their hard work in compiling the report. He also thanked expert witness Professor Chris Skinner of the London School of Economics who conducted an independent review of the methodology used in the census.
The Public Administration Select Committee also supports the recommendation from the National Statistics Office, stating that the 2021 census should mainly be conducted online. The Committee would also like to see a bold vision for the use of the census data providing “rich and valuable population statistics”.
Sebastian Giles, Expert Witness Today