HC Deb 02 March 1965 vol 707 cc205-6W
54. Mr. Ian Lloyd

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will give instructions that all Government Departments publishing official statistics will, as a matter of routine, clearly indicate the statistical limits of error applicable to each such set of figures.

Mr. Diamond

No. When issuing each set of statistics it is often not practicable to state in precise mathematical terms the range of possible error. Departments do, from time to time, publish assessments of reliability of their statistical data.