HC Deb 27 February 1996 vol 272 cc442-3W
Mr. Barry Field

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what revisions he expects to make to the 1991 census and when these will be announced; and what effect these changes will have on the statistics available for populations within county boundaries. [16742]

Mr. Horam

There are no plans to revise the population figures from the 1991 census. The Registrar General's current series of mid-year population estimates are based on the 1991 census and include adjustments for estimated under-coverage in the census as well as for births, deaths and registration since 1991. Census figures for new local authority areas created under the Local Government Act 1992 will be published as each new area takes effect.