What happened to HMSO?
The Office of Public Sector Information (OPSI) has grown out of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office (HMSO). OPSI has a broad remit to advise on and regulate the operation of the re-use of public sector information. HMSO continues to exist and fulfil its core activities including responsibility for the publication of legislation and the management of Crown copyright operating from within OPSI.
One of the practical consequences of the creation of OPSI is the re-branding of what was the HMSO website - HMSOnline.
All legislation will continue to be published on behalf of the Controller of HMSO. Certification of legislation will also continue to be carried out by HMSO, and the imprints on legislation, the Gazettes and Command Papers will remain unchanged. The Controller of HMSO by letters patent exercises the rights of the Crown in Crown copyright works. HMSO will continue to administer these functions on the Controller’s behalf.