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2018 No. 888

Official Statistics

The Official Statistics Order 2018

Made

19th July 2018

Coming into force in accordance with article 1(2)

The Minister for the Cabinet Office makes the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred by section 6(1)(b) and (2) of the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007(1).

In accordance with section 6(3) of that Act, the Minister has consulted the Statistics Board.

In accordance with section 65(2) of that Act, a draft of this instrument was laid before Parliament and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament.

Citation and commencement

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Official Statistics Order 2018.

(2) This Order comes into force on the day after the day on which it is made.

Revocation

2.  The Official Statistics Order 2013(2) is revoked.

Official statistics

3.—(1) To the extent that they are not otherwise official statistics by virtue of section 6(1)(a) of the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007, the statistics produced or to be produced by the persons listed in the Schedule to this Order are specified as official statistics for the purposes of section 6(1)(b) of that Act.

(2) Paragraph (1) does not apply to statistics which are wholly Scottish devolved statistics or wholly Northern Ireland devolved statistics(3).

Chloe Smith

Parliamentary Secretary

Cabinet Office

19th July 2018

Article 3(1)

SCHEDULE

  • The Arts Council of England.

  • The Board of the Pension Protection Fund.

  • The British Film Institute.

  • The British Tourist Authority.

  • The British Transport Police Authority.

  • The Care Quality Commission.

  • The Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service.

  • The Coal Authority.

  • The Consumer Council for Water.

  • The Consumer Panel established under section 16 of the Communications Act 2003(4).

  • The English Sports Council.

  • The Environment Agency.

  • The Financial Conduct Authority.

  • The Gambling Commission.

  • The Health and Social Care Information Centre.

  • Her Majesty’s Inspectors of Constabulary.

  • The Higher Education Statistics Agency Limited(5).

  • The Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission for England.

  • The Homes and Communities Agency.

  • The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority.

  • The Independent Office for Police Conduct.

  • The Joint Nature Conservation Committee.

  • The Judicial Appointments Commission.

  • The Marine Management Organisation.

  • Monitor.

  • Natural England.

  • The Natural Environment Research Council.

  • The NHS Business Services Authority.

  • The National Health Service Commissioning Board.

  • The National Health Service Litigation Authority.

  • The National Health Service Trust Development Authority.

  • The Office of Communications.

  • The Office for Students.

  • The Parole Board.

  • The Passengers’ Council.

  • The Pensions Regulator.

  • The Sentencing Council for England and Wales.

  • The Service Complaints Ombudsman.

  • The Student Loans Company Limited(6).

  • The United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority.

  • The Youth Justice Board for England and Wales.

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

Section 6(1)(a) of the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 (c. 18) (“the Act”) provides that statistics produced by the Statistics Board, a government department, the Scottish Administration, a Welsh ministerial authority, a Northern Ireland department, or any other person acting on behalf of the Crown are official statistics. Section 6(1)(b) of the Act provides that such other statistics as may be specified by order by a Minister of the Crown, the Scottish Ministers, the Welsh Ministers or a Northern Ireland department are also official statistics.

This Order specifies the statistics produced, or to be produced, by the persons listed in the Schedule as official statistics, to the extent that they are not otherwise official statistics by virtue of section 6(1)(a) of the Act and are not wholly Scottish devolved statistics or wholly Northern Ireland devolved statistics. This Order revokes the Official Statistics Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/1163) (“the 2013 Order”) and provides a revised list of persons. The Schedule lists forty-one persons, omitting no persons from the list contained in the 2013 Order (as that Order stood following amendments to it by S.I. 2013/2329, S.I. 2014/549 and S.I. 2017/1250) and adding four new persons. The new additions are Monitor, the National Health Service Trust Development Authority, the Office for Students and the Service Complaints Ombudsman. Additionally, the body listed in the 2013 Order as the Rail Passengers’ Council is listed in this Order as the Passengers’ Council, reflecting that body’s change in name.

The persons listed in the Schedule include a number of registered charities, but this Order does not impose any additional burdens on them. An impact assessment has not been produced for this instrument as no, or no significant, impact on the private, voluntary or public sectors is foreseen.

(3)

“Scottish devolved statistics” and “Northern Ireland devolved statistics” are defined by section 66 of the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007.

(5)

A company incorporated under the Companies Act 1985 (c. 6) with the registration number 02766993.

(6)

A company incorporated under the Companies Act 1985 and the Companies Act 2006 (c. 46) with the registration number 02401034.

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