§ Mr. Horam
Research into the accuracy of the population figures from the 1991 census in Great Britain were carried out as the results became available. Details are given in the 1991 census validation survey coverage938W report, copies of which are available in the Library. The published population estimates for 1991 and later years for local and health authorities are based on the 1991 census but include adjustments for estimated coverage error in the census. The 1991 census in Northern Ireland and the population estimates based on it arc the responsibility of my hon. and learned Friend the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.
§ Mrs. Ann Winterton
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of the population is(a) male and (b) female.