GE Manifestos, Literacy, and Internet Use – Newly published Official Publications 22.05.17

Newly published official publications :

General Election Manifestos

Conservative and Unionist Party Manifesto 2017

Labour Party Manifesto 2017

Liberal Democrat manifesto 2017

Scottish National Party (SNP) manifesto will be added after launch on 23.05.17


Scottish Government and Parliament

Scottish Parliament

Image © Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body – 2012. Licensed under the Open Scottish Parliament Licence v1.0.

Scottish Survey of Literacy and Numeracy 2016 (Literacy) – “Literacy results from the 2016 survey which covers assessment of school pupils at stages P4, P7 and S2. Questionnaire results from a pupil and a teacher questionnaire are also provided.

The Scottish Survey of Literacy and Numeracy monitors national performance in literacy and numeracy in alternate years.

The third SSLN literacy survey was undertaken in schools in 2016, results of which are now available.”

Scottish Schools Adolescent Lifestyle and Substance Use Survey (SALSUS) 2015: Teenage Lifestyle Trends – “The findings of the 2015 SALSUS survey on the lifestyles trends of 13 and 15 year olds in Scotland.”

Organic Farming in Scotland, 2016 Statistics – “Statistics on area of organic farmland, land-use and livestock numbers. Comparisons with UK and EU.”


The European Union

European Parliament © European Union 2016

European Parliament © European Union 2016

Science for nuclear safety and security – “This report provides a detailed overview of research on nuclear safety and security, including their policy background and context, as carried out by the Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Commission’s science and knowledge service. Organised in five chapters, the report describes relevant scientific output in nuclear safety; nuclear security; reference measurements, materials and standards; nuclear knowledge management, training and education and, in the last chapter, innovation.”

Introduction of the euro in the Member States that have not yet adopted the common currency – “For this survey carried out in April 2017, some 7 000 respondents in the seven EU Member States that have yet to join the euro (Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Sweden) were interviewed by phone. Citizens from different social and demographic groups replied to a set of questions focusing on issues ranging from their perception of and support for the introduction of the euro in their country, to how well citizens felt informed about the common currency. Questions included how citizens saw the consequences for themselves, their country, and for those countries which already have adopted the euro. Other questions looked at how and where citizens wished to be informed and what type of information they considered most important. While 54% of respondents think that the introduction of the euro has had positive consequences in the countries that are already using the euro, the proportion of respondents who are in favour of introducing the euro in their country varies widely, from 64% in Romania to 29% in the Czech Republic. Respondents who feel informed about the euro are more likely to support its introduction (53% compared with 42% of those who do not feel informed). Socio-demographic analysis shows that men are more in favour of introducing the euro in their country, compared with women (54% vs 41%).”


Office for National Statistics

Internet users in the UK: 2017 – “How internet use is correlated to various socio-demographic characteristics, such as age, sex, disability and geographical location. The annual estimates are based on Quarter 1 of each survey year.”

Travel trends: 2016 – “Travel trends is an annual report that provides estimates and profiles of travel and tourism visits (those of less than 12 months’ duration) and associated earnings and expenditure between the UK and the rest of the world. The International Passenger Survey (IPS) has been providing the source data for travel and tourism since 1961.”

Personal well-being and sexual identity in the UK: 2013 to 2015 – “Personal well-being estimates by age, disability, relationship status, ethnicity, religion, sex and sexual identity using the Annual Population Survey three year combined dataset.”


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