Dear Nick


Thank you for your recent letter regarding our review of the Ministry of Justice’s Prison Population Projections. I would also like to thank you and your team, for your proactive engagement around the issues we raised.

The plans you set out for the future development of the statistics will ensure that their value to users increases. We welcome your continued commitment to developing the technical approach and methodology, as this will increase users’ confidence in their quality, and we look forward to seeing the results of the actions you are taking to address our recommendations. Our domain lead for Crime and Justice statistics will continue to engage with you and your new statistical Head of Profession as you take forward these developments.

Thank you again for your positive engagement during this process. If you have any further questions regarding the future development of these statistics, please contact me.

Yours sincerely

Mark Pont
Assessment Programme Lead


Related Links:

Letter from John Marais, February 2019