Treasury Committee press notice no. 42

Session 2005-06, 18 May 2006

Independence for Statistics: evidence sessions

The Treasury Sub-Committee will hold evidence sessions in connection with its inquiry into Independence for Statistics as follows.

Wednesday 24 May 2006:

At 2.30 pm: Simon Briscoe, Statistics Editor, The Financial Times, Ruth Lea, Director, Centre for Policy Studies, Professor Alison McFarlane, Professor of Perinatal Health, City University.

At 3.15 pm: Royal Statistical Society

At 3.45 pm: Statistics Users' Forum

Wednesday 7 June 2006:

At 2.30 pm: Dr Ivan Fellegi, Chief Statistician of Canada, Statistics Canada (via video link)

At 3.00 pm: Statistics Commission

At 3.30 pm: Rob Wishart, Chief Statistician, Scottish Executive and Professor Denise Lievesley, Chief Executive, Information Centre for Health and Social Care

At 4.00 pm: Office of National Statistics

Wednesday 14 June 2006:

At 2.30 pm: John Healey MP, Financial Secretary and officials, HM Treasury

These meetings will be held at the House of Commons. Those wishing to attend the meetings should check the venue by contacting the House of Commons Public Information Office on 020 7219 4272 on the day before the hearing.


1. The Committee announced its inquiry into Independence for Statistics on 27 April 2006.

2. Sub-Committee Membership is as follows: Mr Michael Fallon (Chairman), Mr Colin Breed, Jim Cousins, Angela Eagle, Mr David Gauke, Ms Sally Keeble, Mr Andrew Love, Kerry McCarthy, Rt Hon John McFall (Chairman, Main Committee), Mr George Mudie, Mr Brooks Newmark, John Thurso, Mr Mark Todd, Peter Viggers.

3. Press Notice No. 42

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