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Government Departments: Publications

Volume 508: debated on Tuesday 23 March 2010

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if she will place in the Library a copy of the guidance issued by the National Statistician to Government Departments on the publication of statistics during the 2010 general election campaign. (323445)

On the announcement of a general election, the Cabinet Office issues guidance on the handling of departmental business during the pre-election period, including guidance on statistical activities agreed with the National Statistician. The 2005 general election guidance is in the Libraries of both Houses, and can be found on the Cabinet Office website:

http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/media/cabinetoffice/propriety_and_ethics/assets/electguide.pdf