House of Lords
The Earl of Sandwich (Crossbench)
To ask Her Majesty's Government how they will divide statistics they hold on north and south Sudan after 9 July; and what sources of statistics they will use for south Sudan until information from the country is collected on an annual basis.
Lord Howell of Guildford (Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office; Conservative)
We will continue to work with the Governments in both Khartoum and Juba and with organisations such as the UN to collate statistics and other information, including in the period immediately after the establishment of the Republic of South Sudan in July 2011. A number of sets of statistics are already broken down by region, which will help provide continuity.