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5031 ID card responses counted as just 1
23 June 2003

'The Earl of Northesk asked Her Majesty's Government:
How, in calculating the statistical response to the Home Office consultation on the proposal to introduce identity cards, they intend to treat the 5,029 submissions from the Stand website on the matter. [HL3123]

Baroness Scotland of Asthal: 5,031 emails have been received via the Stand website in response to the Government's consultation exercise on entitlement cards. They will be counted in the same way as other inspired samples or surveys of opinion which by their nature cannot be representative of the population as a whole. Another example is the response to an ITV Teletext survey which showed 2:1 support for a card scheme.' link

Posted by SteveC at 05:12 PM Mon 23 Jun 2003 Categories: Hansard , ID Cards