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(1)In the exercise of its functions under sections 8 to 21 the Board is to have the objective of promoting and safeguarding the production and publication of official statistics that serve the public good.
(2)In subsection (1) the reference to serving the public good includes in particular—
(a)informing the public about social and economic matters, and
(b)assisting in the development and evaluation of public policy.
(3)The Board is accordingly, in the exercise of its functions under sections 8 to 21, to promote and safeguard—
(a)the quality of official statistics,
(b)good practice in relation to official statistics, and
(c)the comprehensiveness of official statistics.
(4)In this Part references to the quality of any official statistics includes—
(a)their impartiality, accuracy and relevance, and
(b)their coherence with other official statistics.
(5)In this Part references to good practice in relation to official statistics includes ensuring their accessibility.
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