This should be completed in time to feed into next year?s local government finance settlement, and the Office of National Statistics must be bound by
The committee criticised the ONS for not knowing how many forms were sent out, and for assuming people know the census is based on usual residency, not where they were on the night.
The MPs also bemoaned a total lack of up-to-date information on regional economic performance and said without better data it is impossible to measure the impact of regional policies.
Committee chairman Andrew Bennett said: ?At the moment the government seems to be expecting those at the back to catch up with the best, while encouraging the best to grow faster.?