Monday, 23 April 2012

Conference of the Migration Statistics User Forum

18 September 2012 10:30 - 16:00 Registration from 09.30
Home Office HQ, 2 Marsham Street, London SWIP 4DF

The 2012 annual conference is organised by the Migration Statistics User Forum in partnership with the Home Office Statistics.  This day event has been designed to appeal to a wide range of users of migration statistics and relates to the Migration Statistics User Forum’s aims to provide a forum for discussion on migration statistics and to enable users to discuss their needs and use of data and for producers to consult on presentation and changes.

Spaces are limited so early booking is recommended. There is no booking fee but to request a place you need to email, giving your full name, address, day-time contact number, email address (if not the email used) and affiliation. Please also provide any special dietary requirements. Buffet lunch and refreshments will be provided. Joining instructions will be provided closer to the date.

Draft Programme

DAVID BLUNT (Chief Statistician – Home Office)
Developments in Home Office Statistics on Migration Control
CHRIS KERSHAW & DAVID MATZ (Home Office Statistics)
Plans for building on the Migration Statistics Improvement Programme
PAUL VICKERS (Office for National Statistics)
The Migration Advisory Committee and evidence based policy decisions
VANNA ALDIN & MARK FRANKS (Migration Advisory Committee)
The internationalisation of Migration Statistics
JOHN SALT (University College London & Correspondent for the OECD) and CAROLYNE TAH (Home Office Migration and Border Analysis and European Migration Network)
Recent work to update the migrant journey analysis and other research
JON SIMMONS & CHRIS ATTWOOD (Home Office Migration and Border Analysis)
Migration data in the House of Commons
OLIVER HAWKINS (House of Commons Library)
Developments in ONS reporting of International Migration figures
SARAH CROFTS (Office for National Statistics)
Panel Discussion with questions from users of government statistics on Migration
ALL SPEAKERS – there will also be an opportunity for questions after each presentation

There will also be a short meeting at the end of the event for any attendees who would like to be involved in considering the programme for the next event in 2013.

Further details will be posted to the Migration Statistics User Forum JISCMAIL list (to join visit Please feel free to forward to others who would potentially have an interest.

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