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Record Offices: Medical Statistics

Volume 699: debated on Monday 3 March 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether statistics held by the National Statistics Medical Research Department can be made available at national record offices. [HL2115]

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician, who has been asked to reply.

Letter from Colin Mowl, Director of Macroeconomics and Labour Market, to Lord Harrison, dated 3 March 2008.

The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your recent Question asking whether statistics held by the National Statistics Medical Research Department can be made available at national record offices. I am replying in her absence. (HL2115)

The medical research teams at the Office for National Statistics exist to provide bone fide medical researchers with access to records about individuals that are held by the office. This is subject to the researcher obtaining appropriate legal and ethical permissions. ONS does not produce statistics for this purpose. Further details of the service provided can be found at www.statistics.gov.uk/about/services/medicalresearch/.