Census 'meets set standards'

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 23 March, 1996, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 23 March, 1996, 12:00am

Census and Statistics Department Commissioner, Frederick Ho Wing-huen, said questions on nationality in this year's by-census met international standards and practice.

'Such questions were set in many other countries, for instance, the United Kingdom, the United States, Singapore and Japan,' Mr Ho said.

He said the Government was experienced in asking questions in the area.

In 1991, similar questions had been posed to interviewees and people were generally co-operative. 'We don't feel that people are uncomfortable about it,' he said.