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Producing official statistics

Published: 13 Jan 2020
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How official statistics are produced and published by the Scottish Government and other bodies.

Producing official statistics
Policies, frameworks and procedures

Framework for Official Statistics

The Concordat sets out the agreed framework for co-operation between the UK Government (including the UK Statistics Authority and Office for National Statistics) and Devolved Administrations, in relation to the production of statistics, for and within the UK, statistical standards and the statistics profession.

Pre-release Access to Official Statistics

Pre-release access is the term used to describe the access provided to statistics in their final form immediately prior to publication, for specific purposes. In Scotland the main purpose is to enable those producing the statistics to ensure that those responsible for delivery are able to comment in an informed manner when the statistics are published. The rules governing pre-release access sit out-with the Code of Practice for Statistics and are determined by Parliamentary Order, see Pre-Release Access to Official Statistics (Scotland) Order