Data and Statistics Bill

Multi-year data and statistical programme

18 Multi-year data and statistical programme

(1)

The Statistician must establish a multi-year data and statistical programme.

(2)

The purpose of the programme is to identify and prioritise any of the following that may contribute to the purpose in section 3:

(a)

the collection and holding of particular data by public sector agencies (including Statistics New Zealand):

(b)

the production of particular statistics by the Statistician or public sector agencies.

(3)

The Statistician must prepare a draft multi-year data and statistical programme and submit it to the Minister for approval.

(4)

The Statistician must ensure that the programme is published at all times on an Internet site maintained by or on behalf of Statistics New Zealand.