The UK Statistics Authority welcomes the Government’s decision to proceed with the existing plans for the 2011 Census in England and Wales, set out in an answer by the Minister for the Cabinet Office, Rt. Hon. Francis Maude MP, to a Written Parliamentary Question.

The Office for National Statistics’ preparations for the Census on 27 March 2011 will now press ahead with all speed.

The Statistics Authority is determined that, with the full support of the Government and all the other parties concerned, the 2011 Census will be the success that the country needs it to be, and will provide the information about our population which can only be derived from the full-scale Census, which has now been confirmed.

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