Data and Statistics Bill

  • enacted
17 Delegation of functions or powers of Statistician

(1)

The Statistician may delegate in accordance with clauses 2 to 4 of Schedule 6 of the Public Service Act 2020 any of the Statistician’s functions or powers under this Act or any other Act (including functions or powers delegated to the Statistician under this Act or any other Act), except that—

(a)

the delegation of functions or powers delegated to the Statistician by a Minister requires the prior written approval of that Minister; and

(b)

the delegation of functions or powers delegated to the Statistician by the Public Service Commissioner requires the prior written approval of the Public Service Commissioner.

(2)

However, the Statistician must not delegate to a person outside the public service (as described in clause 2(5) of Schedule 6 of the Public Service Act 2020) any of the following:

(a)

the power to issue a compliance notice under section 61:

(b)

the power to issue an infringement notice under section 70.

(3)

Clauses 2 to 4 of Schedule 6 of the Public Service Act 2020 apply to delegations under this section as if those delegations were made under clause 2 of that schedule.

(4)

The Statistician must publish information about—

(a)

any delegation the Statistician makes other than to an employee of, or an individual working as a contractor or as a secondee from elsewhere in the State services for, Statistics New Zealand; and

(b)

matters considered by the Statistician in making the delegation.

(5)

The obligation under subsection (4)

(a)

may be fulfilled by publishing the information in the department’s annual report; and

(b)

does not limit clause 2(8) of Schedule 6 of the Public Service Act 2020.