Definition: Statistical Programme Committee
The Statistical Programme Committee (SPC) is composed of representatives of the statistical institutes of the Member States and chaired by a representative of the Commission (the Director-General of the Statistical Office of the European Communities).
The Committee shall assist the Commission in the general coordination of the Multiannual Statistical Programmes, in order to ensure that the actions to be undertaken are consistent with those decided upon in the national statistical programmes.
The Commission shall consult the Committee on:
(a) the measures which it intends to undertake to achieve the objectives referred to in the Multiannual Statistical Programmes, and the means and timetables for achieving them;
(b) developments in the Multiannual Statistical Programmes;
(c) any other question, in particular questions of methodology, arising from the establishment or implementation of the Statistical Programmes.
Council Decision No 89/382/EEC, Euratom of 19 June 1989 establishing a Committee on the Statistical Programmes of the European Communities (Official Journal of the European Union No L 181, 28.6.1989)