This weekend it emerged that the unit has thrown away much of the data. Tucked away on its website is this statement: “Data storage availability in the 1980s meant that we were not able to keep the multiple sources for some sites … We, therefore, do not hold the original raw data but only the value-added (ie, quality controlled and homogenised) data.”
Are they serious?
They are? They’ve thrown away the raw data? So no one at all can check what they’ve done?
We’re trying to take the most expensive decision the human race has ever had to make and they don’t have the basic information any more?