Newly published official publications from:
Westminster and the UK Government
Digital economy: statistics and policy : “This paper is about statistics and policy related to the Digital Economy, which includes computer programming, telecommunications, manufacturing, publishing and data processing.”
Infant mortality and stillbirth in the UK “reviews recent data on stillbirth and infant mortality rates in the UK and examines the factors contributing to increased risk. It then looks at the policy options that may help to improve health outcomes for infants and their families.”
Injunctions to prevent gang-related violence and drug dealing: Statutory Guidance and Practitioner’s Guide “A gang injunction is a civil tool that allows the police or a local authority to apply to the County Court, High Court or Youth Court for an injunction against an individual to prevent gang-related violence and gang-related drug dealing.”
The guidance includes the definition and involvement of young people in gangs, and the injunction process.
The European Union
“After staging a military coup against the Yingluck Shinawatra government, a junta has been ruling Thailand since 22 May 2014. It has drastically restricted political activities and freedom of speech. There have been numerous human rights abuses, including torture.
Under a ‘roadmap to democracy’, a referendum on a new constitution is planned for August 2017 and could be followed by elections at a later stage. However, the military might retain power until the king’s successor accedes to the throne, in order to guarantee stability.
Despite close trade ties, the EU has suspended the signing of a partnership and cooperation agreement and negotiations on a free trade agreement until democracy is restored. In April 2015, Thailand received a ‘yellow card’ warning by the European Commission for problems relating to illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.”
New EU rules on data protection; following the changes in EU legislation in April, this report provides guidance on data protection taking into consideration the impact of the internet since the 1995 directive.
Eurostat – Basic Figures on the EU – second quarter 2016 “The quarterly series presents the freshest Eurostat data on a small number of key indicators in the economic and social fields. Each issue is released during the second month of each quarter” and previous issues can be found on the EU Bookshop.
The Scottish Parliament and Government
Scottish Survey of Literacy and Numeracy 2015 (Numeracy) “The Scottish Survey of Literacy and Numeracy (SSLN) is an annual sample survey which monitors national performance of school children at P4, P7 and S2 in literacy and numeracy in alternate years. The 2015 survey focused on numeracy.
The SSLN also provides information which informs improvements in learning, teaching and assessment at classroom level through the development of Professional Learning Resources (PLRs) by Education Scotland. All PLRs are available on the Education Scotland website.”
Scottish Cancer Patient Experience Survey 2015/16 “The Scottish Cancer Patient Experience Survey is a postal survey conducted in partnership by the Scottish Government and Macmillan Cancer Support. This is the first time the survey has been run in Scotland.
Around 5,000 patients took part, with the survey covering the care journey that a cancer patient experiences, from thinking that something might be wrong with them to the support they received after their acute-care treatment.”
Office for National Statistics
UK Perspectives 2016 – International migration to and from the UK “International migration has been a major topic of discussion in the debate around the EU referendum. But how much migration is there between the UK and the rest of the EU, and how does that compare with migration to and from the rest of the world?
Part of a series of UK Perspectives providing an overview of key aspects of the nation over the last four decades, this article presents some key statistics relating to International migration to and from the UK.”