Friday, February 05, 2010

Crime Central - Times Online - WBLG: Stats chief gives Chris Grayling a clip round the ear

The letter:

Dear Mr Grayling

VIOLENT CRIME STATISTICS

I do not wish to become involved in political controversy, but I must take issue with what you said yesterday about violent crime statistics, which seems to me likely to damage public trust in official statistics.

The Statistics Authority's views on this matter are set out in the Note below.

I would be grateful if you would take account of our views in your future use of, or comments upon, these official statistics.

I am sending a copy of this letter to the Leader of the Opposition, Rt. Hon. David Cameron MP, to the Home Secretary, Rt. Hon Alan Johnson MP, and to Dr. Tony Wright MP, Chair of the Public Administration Select Committee.

Yours sincerely

Sir Michael Scholar KCB



Crime Central - Times Online - WBLG: Stats chief gives Chris Grayling a clip round the ear
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