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Scottish Government Statistics Policy



ScotStat is a network for users and providers of Scottish Official Statistics. It aims to improve communication amongst those interested in particular statistics and facilitate the setting up of working groups on specific statistical issues.



Contacts give contact details for statistics by business area

Regulation of Official Statistics

Regulation of Official Statistics

The standards and procedures section aims to highlight the necessary legislation and procedures that Scottish Government statistics must comply with. These procedures were brought about after the introduction of the Statistics and Registration Services Act.

External Regulatory Body

The UK Statistics Authority

Legislation: Pre-Release Access to Official Statistics Order



Northern Ireland


Code of Practice for Official Statistics

The Code of Practice is produced by the UK Statistics Authority and contains Principles and Protocols that all statistics must comply with.

Compliance with the Code of Practice

Documentation demonstrating Scottish Government's compliance with the Code of Practice for official statistics is given here

Breaches of the Code of Practice for Official Statistics

All breaches by the Scottish Government are made public here