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Independently advising on official statistics
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.
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