Data and Statistics Bill

Offences relating to failure to provide data

76 Failing or refusing to provide data

(1)

A person commits an offence if the person—

(a)

intentionally fails or refuses to comply with section 29(1):

(b)

intentionally fails or refuses to comply with a requirement imposed under section 57(1)(b).

(2)

It is not a defence to a prosecution under this section that neither a copy of, nor other details of how to access and respond to, a request made by the Statistician under section 23 as part of the census was delivered or given to the defendant.

(3)

A person who commits an offence against subsection (1) is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding,—

(a)

in the case of an individual, $2,000; and

(b)

in any other case, $12,000.

Compare: 1975 No 1 ss 43(1), 25(3)