Framework for Official Statistics
The Framework for Scottish Official Statistics provides a statement of how the statistics produced by, or for, the Scottish Government are managed and how professional independence of the production and publication of those statistics is upheld in line with official statistics and international standards.
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 responsibile 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 Official Statistics and are determined by Parliamentary Order: