HC Deb 07 March 1944 vol 397 cc1873-4
56. Mr. Molson

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will give an assurance that the Central Statistical Office, which is now collecting a very wide range of statistics relating to the financial and economic activities of the country, will be retained as a permanent institution after the war.

Sir J. Anderson

Yes, Sir. It is in-intended that a central statistical organisation in some form shall be part of the permanent machinery of Government after the war.