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||Organisation||Period|
|Home Secretary||Home Office||24hrs|
|Immigration Minister||Home Office||24hrs|
|Special Advisor to the Home Secretary||Home Office||24hrs|
|Director of Policy||Home Office||24hrs|
|Press Officer||Home Office||24hrs|
|Senior Research Officer||Home Office||24hrs|
|Team Member - IB SEC||Home Office||24hrs|