Dear Lord Forsyth,
As the National Statistician explained last month, the UK Statistics Authority was grateful to receive the Committee’s report on measuring inflation. Together with the Office for National Statistics, we have considered the Committee’s findings and recommendations carefully.
I have seen the Chancellor’s letter to you of earlier today. As he said, the Government and the UK Statistics Authority continue to discuss the issues raised by the Committee. We will respond to the Committee as soon as is practicable.
I am copying this letter to the Chancellor and to the Chair of the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee.
Sir David Norgrove
Letter from Philip Hammond to Lord Forsyth on the Committee’s report “Measuring Inflation”