The Statistics Commission closed on 31 March 2008. The Statistics Commission was an independent public body. It was set up in June 2000 to ‘help ensure that official statistics are trustworthy and responsive to public needs’, to ‘give independent, reliable and relevant advice’ and by so doing to ‘provide an additional safeguard on the quality and integrity’ of official statistics.
It operated openly and independently, with all its papers normally available publicly. As well as carrying out research and publishing reports, the Commission investigated and responded to specific public concerns about official statistics and worked with government departments to improve understanding of user needs and the governance of statistical services more generally.
The following pages contain Corporate Information and Research Papers from the Statistics Commission’s website.