Government Departments: Devolution

Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities written question – answered on 25th November 2022.

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Photo of Jonathan Edwards Jonathan Edwards Independent, Carmarthen East and Dinefwr

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what recent discussions he has had with the devolved Administrations on data sharing arrangements between government Departments and those administrations.

Photo of Felicity Buchan Felicity Buchan Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities)

The Government aims to improve data sharing and comparability of data across different parts of the United Kingdom and therefore works closely with the UK Statistics Authority to promote efficient data sharing arrangements, in line with the Concordat on Statistics. The Concordat, which was signed in 2016 and refreshed in October 2021 sets out a framework for statistical co-operation between the UK Government and devolved administrations. The UK Statistics Authority regularly meets with the devolved administrations to uphold the Concordat, working together to improve data linking and sharing.

UK Government Departments and devolved administrations also engage on the National Data Strategy, which sets out our ambitions to transform the way data is collected, managed, used and shared across government and across the UK.

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