Clause 18

Part of Statistics and Registration Service Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 5:30 pm on 23rd January 2007.

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Photo of Alun Michael Alun Michael Labour, Cardiff South and Penarth 5:30 pm, 23rd January 2007

The hon. Lady suggests that they should produce their own statistics, but it would be a complete nonsense when the census is going on for the sort of information that, for example, the Welsh Assembly and local government in Wales require not to be collected as part of that process. It would be a ridiculous waste of money not to deal with it in the way that Members of this House have argued: by a simple complementarity of information that is collected.