Reporting launch of Census Consultation, Daily Express, 23 September 2013
The Office for National Statistics is not planning to 'scrap' the census. ('New fears on migrants in plan to scrap census’, 23 September). We have asked for views on two options, one of which is a census like its predecessors except that most people would complete it online. All households would still be required to respond. Both options would continue to provide accurate estimates of the population, including the number of migrants.
Peter Benton, Office for National Statistics