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Volume 455: debated on Wednesday 24 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health which statistics released by her Department and its agencies are classified as (a) national statistics and (b) official statistics; and if she will make a statement. (115469)

A list of the titles of all of the National Statistics produced by relevant Departments and agencies was placed in the Library on 8 January 2007 to accompany the second reading of the Statistics and Registration Bill. An equivalent list, which includes other statistical products not designated as National Statistics, was also placed on the National Statistics website at:

These lists include all regular statistics released by the Department and by the information centre for health and social care, and they include National Statistics produced by the National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse and by the commission for social care inspection.

In addition to the regular statistics shown in the list on the National Statistics website, the Department and its associated agencies publish a wide range of other statistical information in a variety of forms including other data produced from the management and administration of the Department and in research reports. There is no centrally held information on the total published.

We will keep under review the case for including more individual health and social care statistics in National Statistics scope.