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Gross Domestic Product: Preliminary Estimate - Pre-release access, Q1 2013

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.

List A: Officials – External

HMT - Council of Economic Advisers
HMT - Director of Macroeconomics
HMT - Head of Communications
HMT - Managing Director of Macroeconomic and Fiscal policy
HMT - Chancellor of the Exchequer
HMT - Chief Secretary to the Treasury
HMT - Economic Secretary
HMT - Exchequer Secretary
HMT - Financial Secretary
HMT - Permanent Secretary
HMT - Briefing Coordinator
HMT - Official Clearing Briefing
HMT - Official Producing Briefing

Bank of England - Deputy Governor
Bank of England - Governor
Bank of England - Governor’s Office (Official)
Bank of England - Economic Assistant (Governor)

BIS – Secretary of State
BIS – Minister of State
BIS – Departmental Chief Economist Adviser
BIS – Press Officer (Subject Specialist)
BIS – Briefing Preparation Economist
BIS – Briefing Preparation Statistician
BIS – Briefing Clearing Official

Cabinet Office - Deputy Prime Minister
Cabinet Office - Head of the DPM’s Office
Cabinet Office - Principal Private Secretary to DPM
Cabinet Office - Private Secretary to DPM
Cabinet Office - DPM’s Chief of Staff
Cabinet Office - DPM’s Special Adviser for Economic Affairs
Cabinet Office – DPM’s Spokesman

10 Downing Street - Parliamentary Clerk
10 Downing Street - Permanent Secretary
10 Downing Street - Prime Minister

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