Official Statistics: Statement of Compliance with Pre-release Access

Date: 
29 August 2019
Type: 
Policy papers

This statement sets out the Public Prosecution Service’s (PPS) operational arrangements for giving the Director of PPS and his briefing officials pre-release access to official statistics once they are in their final form prior to publication. These arrangements are designed to ensure that such access is justified, limited, controlled and publicised and complies with statutory requirements.  
 
The purpose of these arrangements is to maintain public confidence in the integrity of official statistics while allowing the Director to comment immediately on the implications of statistics covering policy areas for which they, themselves, are responsible.