HL Deb 10 January 2000 vol 608 c86WA
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.