The phrase 'Pre-release Access' refers to the practice whereby official statistics in their final form, and any accompanying written commentary, are made available to an eligible person in advance of their publication. The rules and principles which govern pre-release access are featured within the Pre-release Access to Official Statistics Order 2008.
Besides ONS staff, the following persons are given pre-release access by the period indicated before release.
Access granted to
|Home Secretary||Home Office||24 hours|
|Minister of State for Immigration||Home Office||24 hours|
|Private Office official x2||Home Office||24 hours|
|Duty Special Advisor||Home Office||24 hours|
|Briefing Official x2||Home Office||24 hours|
|Duty Press Officer||Home Office||24 hours|
|Researcher x2||Home Office||24 hours|