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Local Authorities: Population Studies

Volume 464: debated on Monday 8 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government from which local authorities her Department has received representations on the Government's estimation of their populations; and if she will make a statement. (156395)

Communities and Local Government receive representations from local authorities about the data used in the local government finance settlements, including the Office for National Statistics' (ONS) population estimates and population projections.

In this context, Communities and Local Government has received specific representations regarding the ONS population data from the following 45 authorities, including two police authorities and two fire and rescue authorities:

Barking and Dagenham, Brent, Bristol, Calderdale, Corby, Cumbria, Derby, Durham (CC), Haling, East Lindsey, Ellesmere Port and Neston, Enfield, Gateshead, Hammersmith and Fulham, Haringey, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Islington, Lambeth, Leeds, Leicester, Lewisham, Luton, Merton, Milton Keynes, Newham, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, North Tyneside, Northumbria Police, Norwich, Oldham, Pendle, Plymouth, Redbridge, Rushmoor, Sheffield, Slough, South Cambridgeshire, South Yorkshire Fire, South Yorkshire police, Southwark, Sunderland, Telford and The Wrekin, Tyne and Wear Fire, Westminster.

Questions on the accuracy and calculation of the population statistics are a matter for the ONS.