Response to Cabinet Office consultation on ‘Better Use of Data’ 2016

22 April 2016

In February 2016 the Cabinet Office issued a consultation on their proposed legislation ‘Better use of data in government’. Along with other organisations, (eg. RSS, AcSS), the SRA responded with comments on these proposals. To view the document, please click here pdf file

Please note that our response to the Cabinet Office consultation on ‘Better Use of Data’ refers only to Section C, the proposals to give UK public bodies the power to share data for research purposes and official statistics.

In principle we welcome the broad aims of the proposals to enable increased data-sharing between public bodies, which should enhance access to data for research purposes, improving the quality and scope of research.

We are responding to the specific questions 15, 16, and 17 raised in the consultation, as well as raising issues arising from other areas.