9 Joint collections

(1)

The Statistician, after consultation with an appropriate officer of the other government department, local authority, or statutory body (whether corporate or unincorporated) concerned, may recommend to the Minister that an agreement be made by the Statistician with any other government department, local authority, or statutory body (whether corporate or unincorporated) for information that they have authority to collect to be collected jointly by the department and the other government department, local authority, or statutory body (whether corporate or unincorporated), and that this information be exchanged as between the agreeing parties to the agreement:

provided that:

(a)

the respondent shall, by notice in writing, be informed that the information is being collected jointly by the department with or on behalf of a government department, local authority, or statutory body (whether corporate or unincorporated), which notice shall state the purposes to which the information will be put; and

(b)

the authorisation shall be of no effect in relation to any respondent who gives notice in writing to the Statistician that he objects to the sharing of information by the parties to the joint collection.

(2)

Any employee of any government department, local authority, or statutory body shall, if engaged in the joint collection of information or the processing of information collected in a joint collection, make a declaration of secrecy similar to the declaration of secrecy prescribed by section 21.

(3)

A declaration of secrecy shall be required under subsection (2) regardless of whether the employee has made a declaration of secrecy under any other Act.

Section 9: replaced, on 5 November 1982, by section 4 of the Statistics Amendment Act 1982 (1982 No 38).

Section 9(1): amended, on 15 December 1994, by section 2(4)(a) of the Statistics Amendment Act 1994 (1994 No 159).

Section 9(1) proviso paragraph (a): amended, on 15 December 1994, by section 2(4)(a) of the Statistics Amendment Act 1994 (1994 No 159).