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Breach Reports

A breach of the Code of Practice occurs when an organisation producing official statistics fails to meet the standards outlined in the Code of Practice for Official Statistics and where an exemption or exception had not been approved by the Head of Assessment, as required in paragraph (xii) of the Preamble to the Code.

It is for the relevant senior statistician of the organisation producing the set of statistics to determine whether a breach has occurred, and to document it appropriately. Any breaches in relation to equality of access, integrity, confidentiality and release practices must be reported to the National Statistician. This page contains details of the breaches reported to the National Statistician and the UK Statistics Authority by producers of official statistics, in relation to such breaches.

Date Statistical Output (and Producer) Type
13 May 2014  National Statistics on the Incidence of Tuberculosis (TB) in Cattle for Great Britain (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) 44.1 Kb Pdf document  Pre-release access 
9 May 2014  UK Trade, March 2014 (Office for National Statistics) 116.4 Kb Pdf document Pre-release access 
22 April 2014  Private Sector Emplyment Indicator, Quarter 4 2013 (Department for Business, Innovation & Skills) 30.9 Kb Pdf document Pre-release access 
12 February 2014  Quarterly Personnel Report (Ministry of Defence) 41.8 Kb Pdf document  Pre-release access
5 February 2014  Northern Ireland Tourism Statistics (October 2012 – September 2013) (Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency) 92.5 Kb Pdf document  Pre-release access
5 February 2014 UK Official Holdings of Reserves – January 2014 (HM Treasury) 33.3 Kb Pdf document  Release practices 
30 January 2014 Forecasts of Farm Business Income by Farm Type in England – 2013/14 (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) 21.4 Kb Pdf document  Pre-release access 
30 January 2014 Essential Skills Qualifications - October – December 2013 (Department for Employment and Learning Northern Ireland) 39 Kb Pdf document Release practices 
29 January 2014  Police workforce, England and Wales, 30 September 2013 (Home Office) 37.3 Kb Pdf document  Pre-release access 
29 January 2014  Total Factor Productivity of the Food Chain (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) 42.6 Kb Pdf document  Pre-release access 
28 January 2014 Gross Domestic Product (GDP) - Preliminary Estimate – Q4 2013 (Office for National Statistics) 35.9 Kb Pdf document Pre-release access
23 January 2014  Secondary School and College Performance Tables (Department for Education) 37.9 Kb Pdf document  Pre-release access 
21 January 2014  Northern Ireland Labour Market Statistics Bulletin (Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency) 38.2 Kb Pdf document  Pre-release access 
9 January 2014  Military Search and Rescue (SAR) Annual Statistics (Ministry of Defence) 44.3 Kb Pdf document  Pre-release access 
27 November 2013  Vocation and Other Qualifications July – October 2013 (Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) 29.5 Kb Pdf document  Release practices 
12 November 2013  Incidence of Tuberculosis in Cattle for Great Britain (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) 78.9 Kb Pdf document  Pre-release access 
16 October 2013  Crime in England and Wales (Office for National Statistics) 42.1 Kb Pdf document  Pre-release access 
9 October 2013 Results from the June 2013 Scottish Agricultural Census (Scottish Government) 34.8 Kb Pdf document  Pre-release access 
9 October 2013  Northern Ireland Planning Development Management Statistics 2013/14 (Department of the Environment, Northern Ireland) 40.9 Kb Pdf document  Pre-release access 
7 October 2013  Statistics on Smoking, England 2013, Additional Tables (Health and Social Care Information Centre) 28.6 Kb Pdf document  Release practices 
25 September 2013  Op Herrick UK Patient Treatment Statistics (Ministry of Defence) 24.1 Kb Pdf document  Pre-release access 
17 September 2013  Operational Fatality and Casualty Statistics (Ministry of Defence) 24.3 Kb Pdf document  Release practices 
10 September 2013  ONS Quarterly Public Sector Employment Bulletin Q2 2013 (Office for National Statistics) 25.4 Kb Pdf document  Pre-release access 
9 September 2013  Taser Statistics 2009 to 2011 (Home Office) 33.7 Kb Pdf document  Release practices 
22 & 23 August 2013  Priority Sector Statistics (Welsh Government) 34.1 Kb Pdf document  Pre-release access 
21 August 2013 Progressions from Pathways to Apprenticeships Programmes, Statistical Article (Welsh Government) 41.2 Kb Pdf document  Pre-release access 
20 August 2013  Taking Part 2012/13 annual child publication (Department for Culture, Media and Sport) 146.7 Kb Pdf document  Pre-release access 
30 July 2013 Health and Safety Annual Official Statistics (Defence Statistics) 25 Kb Pdf document  Pre-release access 
26 July 2013  National Travel Survey 2012 (Department for Transport) 37 Kb Pdf document  Pre-release access 
25 July 2013 The Northern Ireland Average Prison Population in 2012 (Department of Justice for Northern Ireland) 32.7 Kb Pdf document  Release practices 
24 July 2013  Acute Hospital Activity & NHS Beds Information, Emergency Bed  Days (75+) (NHS National Services Scotland - Information Services Division) 35.3 Kb Pdf document  Pre-release access 
24 July 2013 Travel Survey for Northern Ireland Headline Report 2010-2012 (Department for Regional Development) 31.5 Kb Pdf document  Pre-release access
11 July 2013  Medical Discharges in the UK Regular Armed Forces, UK Armed Forces - Monthly Personnel Report and Naval Service - Monthly Personnel Situation Report (Ministry of Defence) 35.6 Kb Pdf document  Release practices 
9 July 2013  Court Statistics Quarterly (Ministry of Justice) 46.7 Kb Pdf document Pre-release access 
2 July 2013  Benefit cap - number of households capped across phased area Local Authorities (LA), data to May 2013 (Department for Work and Pensions) 24.9 Kb Pdf document  Pre-release access 
17 April - 27 June 2013  Collective 09:30 breaches (Office for National Statistics) 35.5 Kb Pdf document Release practices 
27 June 2013  NHS Outcomes Framework Indicators - June 2013 release and CCG Indicators - June 2013 release (Health and Social Care Information Centre) 29.4 Kb Pdf document  Release practices 
26 June 2013  Marriages in England and Wales (Provisional), 2011 (Office for National Statistics) 39.4 Kb Pdf document  Release practices 
11 June 2013  NHS Safety Thermometer Report - May 2012 - May 2013 and NICE Technology Appraisals in the NHS in England - 2012; Experimental Statistics (Health and Social Care Information Centre) 39.1 Kb Pdf document Release practices 
6 June 2013  Accommodation Statistics (Ministry of Defence) 38.4 Kb Pdf document  Pre-release access 
6 June 2013 UK Overseas Trade Statistics (HM Revenue & Customs) 36.9 Kb Pdf document Release practices
4 June 2013 Network Rail Monitor Key Statistics (Office of Rail Regulation) 29.2 Kb Pdf document Release practices  
20 May 2013  HE Business and Community Interaction Survey (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) 38.8 Kb Pdf document  Pre-release access 
20 May 2013 Accommodation Statistics (Ministry of Defence) 31.9 Kb Pdf document Release practices  
15 May 2013 Quarterly Personnel Report (Ministry of Defence) 41.6 Kb Pdf document Release practices 
8 & 9 May 2013  UK Trade and Index of Production (Office for National Statistics) 32.8 Kb Pdf document  Pre-release access 
2 May 2013  Farmer Intentions Survey 2011/12 – England (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) 43 Kb Pdf document  Release practices 
24 April 2013 Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings - ASHE (Office for National Statistics) 29.7 Kb Pdf document Release practices 
23 April 2013  Military Search and Rescue (SAR) Monthly Statistics (Ministry of Defence) 116.5 Kb Pdf document  Release practices 
18 April 2013 UK Armed Forces Mental Health Report - Quarterly Report (Ministry of Defence) 36.8 Kb Pdf document  Release practices
18 April 2013 Monthly UK Slaughter Statistics (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) 37.6 Kb Pdf document  Release practices  
17 April 2013  British Casualties – Afghanistan – 7 October 2001 – 31 March 2013 (Ministry of Defence) 38.7 Kb Pdf document  Pre-release access 
17 April 2013  National Statistics on the Incidence of Tuberculosis (TB) in Cattle for Great Britain (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) 40.5 Kb Pdf document  Release practices  
16 April 2013 Foreign Direct Investment and Mergers and Acquisitions (Office for National Statistics) 44.3 Kb Pdf document Release practices
16 April 2013 Routine Quarterly Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Data Set Reports (Health and Social Care Information Centre) 31.2 Kb Pdf document  Release practices 
4 April 2013  Prescription Cost Analysis – England, 2012 (Health and Social Care Information Centre) 34.1 Kb Pdf document  Release practices
May 2012 - March 2013  Collective 09:30 breaches (Office for National Statistics) 67.9 Kb Pdf document  Release practices 
28 March 2013  Benefit Sanctions official statistics, May 2013 (Department for Work and Pensions) 90.8 Kb Pdf document  Pre-release access 
14 March 2013  British Casualties - Afghanistan 7 Oct 2011 - 28 Feb 2013 (Ministry of Defence) 31.9 Kb Pdf document  Release practices 
6 March 2013 Further Parental Characteristics, England and Wales, 2011 (Office for National Statistics) 40.4 Kb Pdf document  Pre-release access 
12 February 2013  Producer Prices Index, January 2013 (Office for National Statistics) 39.9 Kb Pdf document  Release practices  
7 February 2013  UK Trade Statistical Bulletin, December 2012 (Office for National Statistics) 88.5 Kb Pdf document  Release practices 
31 January 2013  Routine Quarterly Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Dataset Reports (Health and Social Care Information Centre) 32.7 Kb Pdf document  Release practices 
31 January 2013 Police Service Strength, England and Wales, 30 September 2012 (Home Office) 93.9 Kb Pdf document  Release practices 
29 January 2013  Alcohol-related deaths in the United Kingdom, 2011 (Office for National Statistics) 40.1 Kb Pdf document  Pre-release access
29 January 2013  Business Demography, 2011 (Welsh Government) 26.4 Kb Pdf document  Release practices 
22 January 2013  Personnel Statistics for the NICS, Based on Staff in Post at 1 April 2012 (Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency) 97 Kb Pdf document  Pre-release access 
16 January 2013  Incidence of Tuberculosis in Cattle in Great Britain (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) 88.9 Kb Pdf document  Release practices 
17 December 2012  2011 Census: Results for Ethnicity, National Identity and Religion for Wales (Welsh Government) 21.9 Kb Pdf document  Release practices 
17 December 2012  Building Price and Cost Indices Quarterly Update December 2012 (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) 26.2 Kb Pdf document  Release practices 
12 December 2012 General Practice Patient Survey, 2012-13 Wave 1 and 2011-12 Wave 2 Aggregated results (Department of Health) 105.7 Kb Pdf document  Pre-release access 
6 December 2012  UK Defence Statistics 2012 Compendium (Ministry of Defence) 93.4 Kb Pdf document  Release practices 
28 November 2012  News Releases Headline - Migration Statistics Quarterly Report, November 2012 (Office for National Statistics) 33.8 Kb Pdf document  Pre-release access  
27 November 2012  Work Programme Job Outcomes, November 2012 first release (Department for Work and Pensions) 104.9 Kb Pdf document  Pre-release access 
22 November 2012 Maintained school inspections and outcomes, 2011/12 (Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills) 31.6 Kb Pdf document  Pre-release access 
21 November 2012 Public Sector Finances, October 2012 (Office for National Statistics) 88.4 Kb Pdf document  Release practices 
19 November 2012  UK Business Enterprise Research and Development, 2011 (Office for National Statistics) 50.5 Kb Pdf document  Pre-release access 
19 November 2012  Measuring National Well-being – Life in the UK 2012 Report (Office for National Statistics) 20.5 Kb Pdf document  Pre-release access  
31 October 2012  GCSE and GCE Exam Series reports (Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) 25.6 Kb Pdf document  Pre-release access 
17 October 2012 Labour and Regional Labour Market Statistics - October 2012 (Office for National Statistics) 23.5 Kb Pdf document  Release practices 
16 October 2012  Labour Market, Index of Services and Index of Production Statistical Press Releases (Northern Ireland Statistics & Research Agency) 23.5 Kb Pdf document Pre-release access  
12 October 2012 PIP Breast Implant Monitoring, Sept 2012 and Hospital Activity Data, August 2012 (Department of Health) 21.7 Kb Pdf document  Release practices
25 September 2012 Winter Fuel Payments - September 2012 (Department for Work and Pensions) 24.2 Kb Pdf document  Pre-release access 
7 September 2012  Provisional Monthly Hospital Episode Statistics for Admitted Patient Care, Outpatient and Accident & Emergency data - April - May 2012 - special topic Anxiety and Stress (Health and Social Care Information Centre) 26.8 Kb Pdf document Pre-release access  
30 August 2012  Monthly Op TELIC and Op HERRICK UK Patient Treatment Statistics: RCDM and DMRC Headley Court, 8 October 2007 – 30 July 2012 (Defence Analytical Services and Advice) 23.5 Kb Pdf document Pre-release access 
28 August 2012 Data on written complaints in the NHS - 2011-12 (Health and Social Care Information Centre) 26 Kb Pdf document  Pre-release access 
21 August 2012  Deaths involving Clostridium difficile, England and Wales, 2011 (Office for National Statistics) 23.9 Kb Pdf document Pre-release access 
7 August 2012  Work Programme - August 2012 first release (Department for Work and Pensions) 25.5 Kb Pdf document  Pre-release access 
31 July 2012  Court Statistics Quarterly (Ministry of Justice) 50.3 Kb Pdf document  Release practices  
24 July 2012  UK Business: Activity, Size and Location – 2001 (Office for National Statistics) 24.7 Kb Pdf document  Release practices 
23 July 2012  Employment Support Allowance: Outcomes – new claims (Department for Work and Pensions) 23.6 Kb Pdf document  Pre-release access 
20 July 2012  HMRC Tax and NIC Receipts (HM Revenue and Customs) 28.6 Kb Pdf document  Release practices 
20 July 2012 Point of first release for statistics on breeding birds – Breeding Bird Survey 2011 (British Trust for Ornithology) 24.8 Kb Pdf document  Release practices 
19 July 2012  Crime in England and Wales: Quarterly First Release to March 2012 (Office for National Statistics) 26.2 Kb Pdf document Release practices 
29 June 2012  Table 16.4, Property Transaction Completions: Analysis by Type of Buyer and Range of Price (HM Revenue and Customs) 26.6 Kb Pdf document  Release practices 
18 June 2012  Pesticide Usage Northern Ireland (Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute for Northern Ireland) 31.4 Kb Pdf document  Release practices 
13 June 2012  Households Below Average Income (HBAI) 1994/95 – 2010/11 - June 2012 release (Department for Work and Pensions) 37.3 Kb Pdf document  Pre-release access 
7 June 2012 Comparison of UK and EU at-risk-of-poverty rates - 2005-2010 (Office for National Statistics) 19.2 Kb Pdf document Release practices
7 June 2012  Pesticide Usage Survey Reports (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) 31.2 Kb Pdf document  Release practices 
23 May 2012 April 2012 Betting and Gaming Bulletin (HM Revenue and Customs) 26.9 Kb Pdf document  Release practices 
15 March 2012  Ministry of Defence release practices (Defence Analytical Services and Advice) 26.1 Kb Pdf document  Release practices
1 March 2012  College Performance Indicators 2010-11 (Scottish Funding Council) 23.6 Kb Pdf document  Release practices  
8 February 2012 UK Armed Forces Quarterly Manning Report (Defence Analytical Services and Advice) 21.7 Kb Pdf document  Pre-release access 
6 February 2012  Further Education Choices (Skills Funding Agency) 48.3 Kb Pdf document  Release practices 
February 2012  Exclusions from Schools, 2010-11 (Welsh Government) 28.8 Kb Pdf document Release prectices 
17 January 2012  National Labour Market Statistics (January 2012) (Office for National Statistics) 23.1 Kb Pdf document  Pre-release access 
September - 
  
December 2011 
Collective report of 09:30 release breaches (Office for National Statistics) 58.9 Kb Pdf document Release practices 
19 December 2011 Consumer Prices Index (Office for National Statistics) 88.2 Kb Pdf document Pre-release access
1 December 2011  Road Casualties: Drinking & Driving, 2010 and Pupils Leaving Education with No Qualifications, 2010/11 (Welsh Government) 64.9 Kb Pdf document  Release practices    
2 November 2011  Monthly Statistics of Building Materials and Components: October 2011 (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) 28 Kb Pdf document  Release practices    
27 October 2011  Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator (NHS Information Centre for Health and Social Care) 22.1 Kb Pdf document  Release practices   
12 October 2011  Affordable Housing Provision in Wales, 2010-11 (Welsh Government) 40.4 Kb Pdf document Pre-release access   
10 October 2011  Timetabled train kilometres (Office of Rail Regulation) 21.9 Kb Pdf document  Pre-release access  
5 October 2011  Monthly Statistics of Building Materials and Components: September 2011 (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) 13.6 Kb Pdf document  Release practices  
27 September 2011  Defence Inflation Estimates (Defence Analytical Services and Advice) 15.4 Kb Pdf document  Pre-release access 
5 July 2011  Waiting times (Department of Health) 43.3 Kb Pdf document  Release practices 
15 June 2011  Northern Ireland Claimant Count / Redundancy data (Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency) 18 Kb Pdf document  Release practices 
15 June 2011 National Rail Enquiry Service (Office of Rail Regulation) 17.3 Kb Pdf document  Release practices 
8 June 2011 Attitudes to Mental Illness - 2011 Survey Report (Health and Social Care Information Centre) 19.4 Kb Pdf document Release practices 
19 May 2011  UK Biodiversity Indicator in your pocket 2011 (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) 12.5 Kb Pdf document  Release practices
16 May 2011  Consumer Price Indices (Office for National Statistics) 89.7 Kb Pdf document  Pre-release access 
1 May 2011 All Office for National Statistics outputs 1 May - 31 August 2011 (Office for National Statistics) 19.8 Kb Pdf document Release practices 
20 April 2011 Crime in England and Wales: Quarterly Update to December 2010 (Home Office) 23.8 Kb Pdf document  Release practices 
29 March 2011  Regional Gross Disposable Household Income (Office for National Statistics) 15.7 Kb Pdf document  Release practices 
23 March 2011  Adult Dental Health Survey (Health and Social Care Information Centre) 14.6 Kb Pdf document  Release practices  
17 February 2011  Website Downtime (Welsh Assembly Government) 14.6 Kb Pdf document  Release practices 
10 February 2011  Producer Price Indices (Office for National Statistics) 10 Kb Pdf document  Pre-release access 
26 January 2011 Suicide rates in the United Kingdom (Office for National Statistics) 13.7 Kb Pdf document  Pre-release access
24 January 2011  Scottish Perinatal and Infant Mortality and Morbidity (Information Services Division, NHS National Services Scotland) 42.3 Kb Pdf document  Release practices  
9 December 2010 Community Dental Services in Wales, 2009-10 (Welsh Assembly Government) 21.1 Kb Pdf document  Release practices 
26 November 2010 SET Statistics - Science, Engineering and Technology indicators (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) 18.3 Kb Pdf document Release practices  
9 November 2010 UK Armed Forces Quarterly Manning Report at 1 October 2010 (Ministry of Defence) 18.5 Kb Pdf document Pre-release access 
8 October 2010  Financial Statistics (Office for National Statistics) 14.7 Kb Pdf document  Release practices  
30 September 2010 Statistics on International Development (Department for International Development) 15.8 Kb Pdf document  Release practices 
24 September 2010  Scottish Inpatient Patient Experience Survey 2010 National Report (Scottish Government) 15.5 Kb Pdf document Pre-release access 
July / August 2010  Annual Abstract of Births, Deaths and Marriages data (Office for National Statistics) 18.4 Kb Pdf document  Release practices  
July / August 2010 Registrar General’s Annual Review of Demographic Trends 2009: Scottish Interim Life Tables (General Register Office for Scotland) 18.6 Kb Pdf document  Release practices
18 August 2010 National Curriculum Assessments/NHS Dental Services (Welsh Assembly Government) 17.7 Kb Pdf document Release practices
29 July 2010 National Rail Trends (Office of Rail Regulation) 18.6 Kb Pdf document Pre-release access 
15 July 2010  Rough Sleeping Statistics (Department for Communities and Local Government) 26 Kb Pdf document  Release practices 
8 July 2010 Scottish GP Patient Experience Survey National Report (Scottish Government) 17.9 Kb Pdf document Pre-release access 
7 July 2010 Key Scottish Environment Statistics 2010 (Scottish Government) 17.9 Kb Pdf document Pre-release access  
14 June 2010  House Price Index (Department for Communities and Local Government)  19.1 Kb Pdf document Release practices 
8 June 2010 Woodland Area, Planting and Restocking (Forestry Commission (Scotland)) 20.4 Kb Pdf document Pre-release access 
21 May 2010 Business Investment Statistics (Office for National Statistics) 14.2 Kb Pdf document Release practices  
21 May 2010 Public Sector Finance Statistics (Office for National Statistics) 17 Kb Pdf document Release practices 
21 April 2010 Average Earnings Index (Office for National Statistics) 24 Kb Pdf document Release practices 
29 March 2010 Monthly Iraq and Afghanistan UK Patient Treatment Statistics (Ministry of Defence) 18.9 Kb Pdf document Pre-release access 
10 March 2010  Mortgage Rescue Scheme Monitoring Statistics (Department of Communities and Local Government) 16.4 Kb Pdf document Release practices 
15 February 2010 Audiology Waiting Times (NHS National Services Scotland) 18 Kb Pdf document Pre-release access
1 December 2009 UK Armed Forces Quarterly Manpower Statistics Report: DASA Quarterly Manning Report (Defence Analytical Services Agency) 22.9 Kb Pdf document Release practices
17 November 2009 Release of Student Loans Company data (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) 83.5 Kb Pdf document Delayed release
2 October 2009 Balance of Payments (BoP) data (Office for National Statistics) 11.1 Kb Pdf document Release practices
2 October 2009 Place Survey (Department for Communities and Local Government) 21 Kb Pdf document Release practices
June 2009 Affordable Housing Investment Programme Management Information (Scottish Government) 43.6 Kb Pdf document Release practices
18 June 2009 Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland 2007/08 (Scottish Government) 20.6 Kb Pdf document Release practices
19 June 2009 Admissions Appeals for Maintained Primary and Secondary Schools in England, 2007/08 (Department for Children, Schools and Families) 24.6 Kb Pdf document Release practices
25 June 2009 GP Practice Patient Survey (Department of Health) 39.7 Kb Pdf document Release practices
15 May 2009 Mortgage and Landlord Possession Statistics (Ministry of Justice) 21.3 Kb Pdf document Release practices
May 2009 Labour Market Statistics (Office for National Statistics) 39.8 Kb Pdf document  Release practices
6 April 2009 Achievement and Attainment Tables for National Curriculum Assessments (Department for Children, Schools and Families) 93.7 Kb Pdf document Release practices
3 March 2009 Public Sector Finance data (HM Treasury) 71.9 Kb Pdf document Release practices
17 February 2009 Hospital Outpatient Activity (NHS Information Centre) 55.2 Kb Pdf document Release practices
9 February 2009 Insolvency Statistics (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) 92.9 Kb Pdf document  Release practices
19 January 2009 Cancer Survival Statistics (Office for National Statistics) 63.5 Kb Pdf document Pre-release access
7 January 2009 UK emissions of Air Pollutants 2007 (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) 66.6 Kb Pdf document Pre-release access