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UK Relations with EU: Statistics

Question for Cabinet Office

UIN HL6621, tabled on 3 March 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, for statistical collaboration between the UK and the EU as set out in the UK–EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement, with regard to data related to (1) poverty, and (2) living standards.

Answered on

17 March 2022

The information requested falls under the remit of the UK Statistics Authority.

A response to the noble peer’s Parliamentary Question of 03 March is attached.

Professor Sir Ian Diamond | National Statistician

Baroness Lister of Burtersett
House of Lords

14 March 2022

Dear Lady Lister,
As National Statistician and Chief Executive of the UK Statistics Authority, I am responding to your Parliamentary Question asking about plans for arrangements for statistical cooperation between the UK and EU, as set out in the Trade and Cooperation Agreement, in regard to data on poverty and living standards (HL6621).

The UK Statistics Authority has been engaging with Eurostat on arrangements for statistical cooperation that would fulfil the role set out in the Trade and Cooperation Agreement. It is our ambition that a future arrangement on statistical cooperation will cover a range of areas of mutual interest, though further engagement will be needed before the scope of any arrangement can be confirmed. The details of any arrangement will be made available once discussions conclude.

Yours sincerely,

Professor Sir Ian Diamond

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