Data and Statistics Bill

46 Statistician may make official statistics available subject to temporary conditions relating to broadcast, publication, or other disclosure

(1)

The Statistician may make official statistics available to any person or group of persons subject to either or both of the following temporary conditions:

(a)

that the statistics not be broadcast, or published, for a period specified by the Statistician; or

(b)

that for a period specified by the Statistician the statistics not be disclosed to any other person without the permission of the Statistician.

(2)

The Statistician must provide notice in writing of the conditions to the person or group of persons to whom they apply.

(3)

The Statistician must publish information about—

(a)

the persons to whom official statistics have been made available in accordance with this section; and

(b)

what official statistics have been made available; and

(c)

the purposes for which the official statistics have been made available; and

(d)

the conditions imposed under subsection (1).

(4)

Information required to be published under subsection (3) may be published in summary form.