Clause 58

Part of Statistics and Registration Service Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 1:30 pm on 25th January 2007.

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Photo of Rob Marris Rob Marris Labour, Wolverhampton South West 1:30 pm, 25th January 2007

I have a couple of questions for the hon. Member for Chipping Barnet. First, will she say which other body has the sort of funding and scrutiny arrangements proposed in the amendment? Secondly,  she said that politicised interference in the budget process is a risk that she is concerned about and that the amendment is intended to address it. Has the ONS or the Statistics Commission, to her knowledge, ever complained about such politicised interference in the setting of their budgets?