INSPIRE Knowledge Base

Office for National Statistics

LMO Description
Organisation: 
Office for National Statistics
Proposed role in INSPIRE development
  • allocate experts to Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • submit reference material as input to the Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • contribute to awareness raising and training
  • yes
  • be kept informed
  • yes
  • implement pilot projects to test/revise/develop the draft Implementing Rules
  • yes
    Details
    Level of authority: 
    National
    UK (England and Wales)
    Formal Mandate: 
    <p>The UK Statistics Authority's overall objective is to promote and safeguard the quality of official statistics that serve the public good. The Statistics Authority is also required to promote and safeguard:</p> <p>the quality and comprehensiveness of official statistics, and<br /> good practice in relation to official statistics </p> <p>Membership of the Statistics Authority's Board comprises:</p> <p>the Chair<br /> at least five other non-executive members (some appointed after consultation with the devolved administrations)<br /> the National Statistician, directly responsible for the work of the current ONS, reporting to the Statistics Authority not ministers, and the Statistics Authority's Chief Professional Statistical Adviser and Chief Executive, and<br /> two other executive members </p>
    Main Activities: 
    The Statistics Authority has three main functions: oversight of the Office for National Statistics (ONS) - its executive office monitoring and reporting on all official statistics, wherever produced, and independent assessment of official statistics
    Area of work/experience
    Geographic Domain:: 
    National
    UK (England and Wales)
    Societal Sector: 
    Central Government
    Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development: 
    Worked on the Defra (UK) SPIRE project for 3 years, and closely with the UK Government INSPIRE lead (Niall Watson). Am now the ONS INSPIRE lead.
    Primary Business: 
    National Statistics
    Environmental application domains: 
    Health, Employment, Urban/Rural, Transport etc