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Northern Rock

Volume 475: debated on Thursday 15 May 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what statistics the UK Statistics Authority will be required to collate relating to Northern Rock. (204940)

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the authority to reply.

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated 15 May 2008:

As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your recent question what statistics the UK Statistics Authority will be required to collate relating to Northern Rock. (204940).

The Office for National Statistics, as the executive agency of the UK Statistics Authority, will not compile any statistics specifically about Northern Rock plc. It would be disclosive to present statistics on any entity that is competing in a market economy. As Northern Rock plc is active in the economy its relevant information is used in the National Accounts and in Labour Market statistics. While Northern Rock plc is classified as part of the public sector, its relevant information will be collated for inclusion in Public Sector Finances and Public Sector Employment statistics.