A breach of the Code of Practice for Official Statistics occurs where one or more provisions of the Code were not followed in situations where an exemption or exception had not been approved by the UK Statistics Authority’s Head of Assessment, as required in paragraph (xii) of the Code’s preamble. Rules on prerelease access to statistics are covered in the relevant Pre-Release Access to Official Statistics Orders; the Code applies as if it includes these orders.

Statistics affected:

Household Estimates, 1991-2009
Sickness Absence in the NHS, Quarter Ending September 2010
Police Reported Road Traffic Fatalities, 2010
Students in Higher Education Institutions, 2009/10