Data and Statistics Bill

Part 6 Offences and enforcement

Subpart 1—Power of entry and inspection

57 Power of entry and inspection


For the purpose of obtaining any data that the Statistician considers necessary or desirable to enable the Statistician to produce official statistics, the Statistician, or any employee of Statistics New Zealand authorised in writing for the purpose of this section by the Statistician (an authorised employee), may—


enter any place of business (other than a private dwelling or marae), and may inspect any part of the premises, any goods that are being stored or offered for sale, and any relevant records; and


require any person who by reason of that person’s role relating to the business has custody of or access to any relevant records to produce for inspection, or facilitate the inspection of, the relevant records within any reasonable period that may be specified by the Statistician or authorised employee.


The Statistician or authorised employee may exercise the powers under subsection (1) only if—


the occupier of the place, or, as the case may be, the person referred to in subsection (1)(b), consents; or


the Statistician or authorised employee obtains a warrant under section 58.


The provisions of subparts 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, and 10 of Part 4 of the Search and Surveillance Act 2012 (except for sections 118 and 119) apply to the exercise of the power of entry and inspection under this section.


In this section,—

business means any undertaking whether carried on for gain or reward or not, but does not include a public sector agency, an Office of Parliament, the Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives, or the Parliamentary Service

relevant records, in relation to a business, means accounts or records or other business information of the business.

Compare: 1975 No 1 s 35(1), (2)