Statistics Advisory Committee

Statistics Advisory Committee (SAC)

Terms of Reference 

To advise NI Departments on all matters relating to the collection and disclosure of statistical information from businesses under the Statistics of Trade and Employment (NI) Order 1988; and to advise on issues such as quality assurance, National Statistics, Codes of Practice and such matters as may be referred to it by departments.

Scope

The Statistics of Trade and Employment (NI) Order 1988 empowers NI Departments to conduct surveys of businesses and to prosecute companies who fail to comply with requests for data.  It also contains important balances and checks which ensure that the burdens placed on businesses are not excessive.  The main way in which this balancing is operationalised is through the independent SAC whose role is to advise NI Departments on all matters relating to the collection and disclosure of statistical information from businesses under the Order.  The legislation also includes a sub clause which states that the Committee can also advise in relation to ‘such matters as may be referred to it by departments’.  The Committee will also provide advice on issues such as quality assurance, National Statistics, Codes of practice etc.

Membership of SAC

  • Mr Edgar Jardine (Chair)
  • Mrs Sharon McNicholl
  • Dr Chris Morris
  • Mr John Compton
  • Mr Derek Bond
  • Dr Kieran Payne
  • Dr Bernie Stuart
  • Mr Richard Ramsey
  • Mrs Athanasia Xenaki 
  • Dr Danielle Blaylock

Remuneration: Expenses only
Workload: 2-3 days pa

Name Position Date of first appointment Membership Expiration
Danielle Blaylock Committee Member 08-Mar-20 09-Mar-25
Derek Bond Committee Member 03-Jun-13 09-Sep-23
John Compton Committee Member 03-Jun-13 09-Sep-23
Edgar Jardine Chair 08-Mar-20 09-Mar-25
Sharon McNicholl Committee Member 03-Jun-13 09-Sep-23
Chris Morris Committee Member 03-Jun-13 09-Sep-23
Kieran Payne Committee Member 03-Jun-13 09-Sep-23
Richard Ramsey Committee Member 03-Jun-13 09-Sep-23
Bernie Stuart Committee Member 03-Jun-13 09-Sep-23
Athanasia Xenaki  Committee Member 08-Mar-20 09-Mar-25

 

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