As an independent body accountable to Parliament, the Authority regularly engages with parliaments across the UK.
The Parliamentary Unit co-ordinates and manages this activity, corresponding with, monitoring, and engaging with parliaments across the UK on behalf of the UK Statistics Authority, Office for National Statistics (ONS) and Office for Statistics Regulation (OSR).
A key responsibility of the Parliamentary Unit is the submission of evidence to relevant select committee inquiries. This work ensures that policy makers across the UK are making decisions informed by a sound evidence base, while also developing the role of official statistics in democratic debate. All evidence submissions from the Authority can be found on the Parliamentary Committee Submissions page.
If you work for a parliamentarian and have any queries about the work of the Authority, the ONS or OSR, or if you work for a Select Committee and want to know if the Authority can provide evidence; we would be happy to help. You can contact the Parliamentary team at Parliamentary.Unit@ons.gov.uk.
Meet the team
|Millie Tyler – Head of Parliamentary Affairs||Millie co-ordinates and manages the Authority’s parliamentary engagement overall, ensuring it fits with the Authority strategy, Statistics for the Public Good.|
|Romy Overton-Edwards – Parliamentary Officer (Select Committee Liaison)||Romy co-ordinates engagement with Select Committees and parliamentarians, such as commissioning and helping draft written evidence or preparing briefing ahead of meetings with parliamentarians.|
|Jo-Anna Hagen – Parliamentary and Correspondence Officer||Jo-Anna ensures we log and answer Official Correspondence on time and to a high quality. |
She also completes political monitoring of parliaments across the UK.
|Dan Beck – Parliamentary and Policy Officer||Dan manages our Parliamentary Questions process, ensuring responses are timely and of a high quality. |
He also completes political monitoring of parliaments across the UK.
|Jess Downes- Parliamentary and Policy Officer||Jess leads on a variety of policy projects for the team.|