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Sheila Bird, J. Roy Robertson and John Strang :: Wed, 10/11/2010 - 15:39

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Drug-related deaths: what now needs to be done

We have quantified drug-specific mortality as deaths per 100,000 person-years/past-year users but for four only of the 20 drugs whose 16 dimensions of harm were rated by Professor Nutt and colleagu

Nigel Hawkes :: Mon, 08/11/2010 - 17:58

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Tell us your views, but no need to shout

Hurry, hurry! You only have until Christmas Eve to respond to an important consultation launched by the Office for National Statistics.

Nigel Hawkes :: Wed, 06/10/2010 - 14:30

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Census confidentiality robustly defended – but is the law so robust?

The Office for National Statistics and the UK Statistics Authority are prepared to defend the confidentiality of Census information to the limits of the law.

Nigel Hawkes :: Thu, 16/09/2010 - 09:52

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Putting an inflated foot in it

A very interesting article in yesterday’s Financial Times by its Economics Editor, Chris Giles, shed

Nigel Hawkes :: Mon, 13/09/2010 - 10:14

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2011 Census: how private?

How private will the results of the 2011 Census be?  Officially, privacy is absolutely guaranteed under the Census Acts of 1920 and 1990.

Nigel Hawkes :: Wed, 18/08/2010 - 12:36

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Smoking legislation works, claims new study

A study funded by the Department of Health shows that raising the age at which teenagers can buy cigarettes from 16 to 18 had a dramatic effect on smoking prevalence in the under-18s.

Nigel Hawkes :: Wed, 11/08/2010 - 11:47

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Statistics are what ministers say they are

When does management information become official statistics?

Nigel Hawkes :: Wed, 04/08/2010 - 15:04

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The 2011 Census: tilting at windmills

Francis Maude, the Cabinet Office minister, has been forced to eat his words over the 2011 Census. In opposition he castigated it as a waste of money.

Nigel Hawkes :: Tue, 22/06/2010 - 10:26

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Dodgy counting in the civil service

How many people are employed in the public sector?

Rishab Mehan :: Sun, 02/05/2010 - 14:45

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A close look at LibDem claims on pensioner poverty

Pensioners are a favourite group at election-time, some might say for cynical reasons.