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Volume 461: debated on Thursday 14 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what representations she has received from local authorities on the Government’s estimates of numbers of immigrants; and what discussions she has had with the Office for National Statistics on this issue. (141733)

Communities and Local Government receive representations from local authorities about the Office for National Statistics’ (ONS) population estimates and population projections used in the local government finance settlements on a range of issues.

Officials meet with ONS officials regularly and discuss a variety of issues including population estimates.