Reporting launch of Census Consultation, Daily Mail, 23 September 2013
The Office for National Statistics has not 'scrapped' the census ('New Immigration Fear As Census Is Scrapped', 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, not two thirds as your article suggested. Both options would continue to provide accurate estimates of the population, including the number of migrants.
Peter Benton, Office for National Statistics