This guide is designed to help members of the Government Statistical Service through the
data sharing process. The section on the Parliamentary stage covers the use of the data
sharing powers included in the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 (the 2007 Act).
These powers allow secondary legislation to be used to access data collected as a result of
legislation passed prior to the 2007 Act. The Guide provides a step-by-step description of the
issues and actions that need to be considered.