COMMONS

Work of the new Chief Executive of the UK Statistics Authority and National Statistician

One-off session concluded, oral evidence linked to below

In this one-off session with John Pullinger CB, Chief Executive of the UK Statistics Authority and National Statistician, the Public Administration Committee will:

  • question Mr Pullinger on his vision for the Office of National Statistics and the UK Statistics Authority, and his aims for his five year tenure
  • examine progress against the UK Statistics Authority’s strategic priorities:
  1. Quality - including the scrutiny of official statistics
  2. Impact – how to communicate statistics more effectively
  3. Efficiency – value for money
  4. Coverage - including the future of the Census;
  5. Trustworthiness – how the UK Statistics Authority is working towards transparency and publishes statistics to inform public debate
  • explore other issues to do with the use of statistics in government.

Publications

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    Glossary

    • Reports and associated evidence – Reports of Committee inquires. This category may also include Special Reports where they are used by a Committee to bring matters relating to conduct of its business to the notice of the House.
    • Responses to Reports - Responses may be published as a Special Report, or as a Command Paper. They may also be appended to a Report should the Committee have substantial comments on the Response, in which case they can be found listed under Reports. 
    • Other oral and written evidence - Evidence taken by the Committee that has yet to or did not result in the publication of a Report. This includes transcripts of recent meetings.
    • Estimate Memoranda - An Estimate memorandum is an explanatory note that accompanies a government department’s estimate (a means by which a department seeks authority from Parliament for its spending plans).
    • Correspondence - Correspondence sent from or received by the Committee or its Chair.