Data and Statistics Bill

  • enacted

Offences relating to failure to provide data

76 Failing or refusing to provide data


A person commits an offence if the person—


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


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


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.


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


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


in any other case, $12,000.

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