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Breaches and Exceptions of Code of Practice of Pre Release Order

A breach of the Code of Practice for Official Statistics occurs where one or more provisions of the Code were not followed in situations where an exemption or exception had not been approved by the UK Statistics Authority's Head of Assessment, as required in paragraph (xii) of the Code's preamble. Rules on pre-release access to statistics are covered in the relevant Pre-Release Access to Official Statistics Orders; the Code applies as if it includes these orders.

If there is a breach of the Code of Practice for Official Statistics then a report is required to be submitted to the UK Statistics Authority (in operation since April 2008) via the National Statistician.

Reports submitted to the National Statistician on exceptions and breaches of the Code of Practice for Official Statistics are provided below:

Reports submitted to the National Statistician on breaches of the National Statistics Code of Practice (predecessor to the Code of Practice for Official Statistics) are provided below: