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Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007

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  1. Introduction

  2. Background to Part 1

  3. Background to Part 2

  4. Summary

    1. The Statistics Board, its membership and staff (sections 1 to 5)

    2. Functions relating to official statistics and National Statistics (sections 7 to 21

    3. Further and supplementary functions (sections 22 to 29)

    4. Organisation and administration (ection 30 to 37)

    5. Use and disclosure of information by the Board (sections 38 to 41)

    6. Information sharing (sections 42 to 46 and Schedule 2)

    7. Information sharing: supplementary powers (sections 47 to 54)

    8. Consequential and miscellaneous provisions (sections 55 to 64)

      1. Registration service (sections 68 to 72)

  5. Territorial Extent

  6. Territorial Application: Wales

  7. Annexes

  8. Commentary on Sections and Schedules

    1. Part 1: the Statistics Board

      1. Section 1 Establishment

      2. Section 2 Status

      3. Section 3 Members

      4. Section 4 Non-executive members

      5. Section 5 Executive members and other staff

      6. Section 6 Official statistics

      7. Section 7 Objective

      8. Section 8 Monitoring and reporting of official statistics

      9. Section 9 Definitions etc for official statistics

      10. Section 10 Code of Practice for Statistics

      11. Section 11 Pre-release access

      12. Section 12 Assessment

      13. Section 13 Duty to continue to comply with the Code

      14. Section 14 Re-assessment

      15. Section 15 Programme of assessment

      16. Section 16 Requests for assessment: supplementary

      17. Section 17 Principles and procedures

      18. Section 18 List of National Statistics

      19. Section 19 Code: transitional

      20. Section 20 Production of statistics

      21. Section 21 Retail Prices Index

      22. Section 22 Statistical services

      23. Section 23 Statistical research

      24. Section 24 Delegated functions

      25. Section 25 Census etc and Schedule 1

        1. The Census Act 1920

        2. The Population (Statistics) Act 1938

        3. The Registration Service Act 1953

        4. The Parliamentary Constituencies Act 1986

        5. The Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000

      26. Section 26 Ancillary powers

      27. Section 27 Reports

      28. Section 28 Efficiency etc

      29. Section 29 Directions

      30. Section 30 National Statistician: advisory functions

      31. Section 31 National Statistician: executive functions

      32. Section 32 Executive office

      33. Section 33 Head of Assessment

      34. Section 34 Separation of functions

      35. Section 35 Committees

      36. Section 36 Delegation

      37. Section 37 Proceedings: supplementary

      38. Section 38 Use of information by the Board

      39. Section 39 Confidentiality of personal information

      40. Section 40 Freedom of Information

      41. Section 41 Disclosure of information to service providers

      42. Section 42 Information relating to births and deaths etc

      43. Section 43 Information relating to NHS registration

      44. Section 44 Information relating to NHS registration: Wales

      45. Section 45 Information held by HMRC

      46. Section 46 Information sharing: supplementary amendments and Schedule 2

      47. Section 47 Power to authorise disclosure to the Board

      48. Section 48 Power to authorise disclosure to the Board: Scotland

      49. Section 49 Power to authorise disclosure to the Board: Northern Ireland

      50. Section 50 Power to authorise use of information by the Board

      51. Section 51 Power to authorise disclosure by the Board

      52. Section 52 Power to authorise disclosure by the Board: Scotland

      53. Section 53 Power to authorise disclosure by the Board: Northern Ireland

      54. Section 54 Data Protection Act 1998 and Human Rights Act 1998

      55. Section 55 Cessation of Office for National Statistics etc

      56. Sections 56 to 58 Transfers etc

      57. Section 59 Provision of services and facilities by the Board

      58. Section 60 Consequential amendments and Schedule 3

      59. Section 61 Money

      60. Section 62 Evidence

      61. Section 63 Investigation by the Parliamentary Commissioner

      62. Section 65 Orders and regulations

      63. Section 66 Devolved statistics

      64. Section 67 General interpretation

    2. Part 2: Registration Service

      1. Section 68 Establishment of Registrar General as corporation sole

      2. Section 69 Employment status of officials

      3. Sections 70 to 72 Minor amendments to the Registration Service Act 1953

    3. Part 3: General

      1. Section 73 Repeals

      2. Section 74 Commencement

      3. Section 75 Extent

      4. Schedule 1 Transfer of functions from Registrar General: Amendments

      5. Schedule 2 Information sharing: supplementary amendments

      6. Schedule 3 Replacement of ONS by the Board: consequential amendments

      7. Schedule 4  Repeals

  9. Hansard References

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