§ The Earl of Northesk
asked Her Majesty's Government:
In view of the commitment in the Labour Party's general election manifesto that "We are pledged to … an independent National Statistical Service", whether they propose to produce legislation to honour this pledge; and, if so, in what form and when. [HL436]
§ Lord McIntosh of Haringey
The Government's proposals with respect to legislation were set out in paragraph 2.20 of the White PaperBuilding Trust in Statistics, published on 18 October 1999.