Dear Jonathan 

Ministry of Justice review of pre-release access arrangements

In December 2021, the Secretary of State for Justice wrote to Sir David Norgrove with a commitment to review and reduce pre-release access lists for all statistical publications produced by the Ministry of Justice. 

We understand that the review is progressing well. Given that it has been seven months since the Secretary of State’s letter, we would welcome a formal written progress update.    

This letter has been copied to Jo Peacock, Head of Profession for Statistics. 

Yours sincerely 

 Ed Humpherson
Director General for Regulation