Statistics was very much a fragmented activity in government for until 1940 when Winston Churchill brought Lord Cherwell into No. 10 and asked him to form what was to become the Central Statistical Office.
This move proved to be a marvelous bonus, but it bought in its train difficulties, some of which linger today. With some fifty statistical units in the UK of varying size and capabilities, answering to nearly forty ministers, there was and still is, much to discuss on the CSO.
This is a part of the lecture series, Government Statistics.
Emeritus Gresham Professor of Rhetoric, having held the position from 1992 to 1994.
Professor Moore has a background as a statistician, an actuary, and industrialist and a management educator. His professional positions include: Professor of Statistics, Princapal and Governor of the London Business School (from 1965, 1972 and 1968 untl 1989); Head of Statistical Servces, Reed Paper Group (1959-1965); Assistant to Economic Advisor, National Coal Board (1957-1959).
All of his lectures can accessed here: Past lectures by Professor Peter G. Moore.