Data and Statistics Bill

Schedule 1 Transitional, savings, and related provisions

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Part 1 Provisions relating to this Act as enacted

1 Interpretation

In this Part,—

commencement date means the date on which this Act comes into force

former Act means the Statistics Act 1975.

2 Multi-year data and statistical programme

For the purpose of section 18(1), the Statistician must establish the first multi-year data and statistical programme as soon as practicable after the commencement date.

3 Declarations

A person who, before the commencement date, made a declaration of secrecy under section 21 of the former Act is to be treated for the purpose of this Act as having completed a certificate of confidentiality under section 42.

4 Application of Act to 2023 census

(1)

Consultation carried out by the Statistician before the commencement date in relation to the 2023 census is treated as consultation for the purpose of section 34.

(2)

Section 35 does not apply to the 2023 census.

4 Application of Act to next census

(1)

Section 35 does not apply to the census required by section 34(1)(a).

(2)

Consultation carried out by the Statistician before the commencement date in relation to the census required by section 34(1)(a) is treated as consultation for the purpose of section 36.

5 Information collected under former Act

This Act applies to information collected by the Statistician under the former Act as if it were data collected by the Statistician under this Act.

6 Decisions of Minister and other matters under former Act

(1)

Any agreement between the Statistician and a government department, local authority, or statutory body made in accordance with section 9 of the former Act and in effect immediately before the commencement date is to be treated as an agreement entered into with the approval of the Minister under section 24.

(2)

Any approval given by the Minister under section 6(1) of the former Act is to be treated as an approval given under section 28 to collect the same information.

(3)

Any direction of the Minister of a kind referred to in section 15(2) of the former Act and in effect immediately before the commencement date is to be treated as a direction of the Minister given under section 44(1).

7 Research or statistical projects for which information disclosed under former Act

(1)

This clause applies if before the commencement date the Statistician disclosed information in accordance with section 37C of the former Act for a research or statistical project.

(2)

The former Act applies in respect of the research or statistical project as if this Act had not been enacted.