HC Deb 26 June 1991 vol 193 c471W
Mrs. Roe

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will seek to reduce the period between publication of the family expenditure survey and publication of an analysis of household incomes by quintile and decile groups.

Mr. Jack

Once we have received the family expenditure data from the Central Statistical Office, we need to check and analyse data and discuss resulting queries with CSO. The time taken to produce an analysis of equivalised household incomes depends on the extent of the queries and the speed with which they can be resolved. We are actively considering what action can be taken to speed up and improve these processes.