Mr. J. Enoch Powell
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when the corresponding Office of 133W Population Censuses and Surveys monitor for 1979–80 to P.P.1. 1979/9 will be published; and what is the reason for the delay.
§ Sir George Young
OPCS Monitor PP1 81/1 "Mid-1979 estimates of the population of New Commonwealth and Pakistani ethnic origin" is expected to be published early in February, together with Monitor FM1 81/1 giving statistics of births by birthplace of mother for 1979. The decision was taken to publish FM1 simultaneously with PP1, as it contained supporting material for PP1. As a result, PP1 is later than last year but FM1 is earlier.