Data and Statistics BillLast updated: December 21, 2021
Data and Statistics Bill
Published: December 21, 2021
Submitting To: Governance and Administration Select Committee
Issue for Business: Given the StatisticsNZ Act originates from 1975, a review of it is timely, especially when the narrow focus on collecting data via statistical surveys has resulted in insufficient tools for ensuring the supply and quality of administrative data used for producing official statistics. While we generally support the thrust of the Bill, we highlight a few concerns, including the request on the business community for data, powers of entry and inspection, the role of private sector surveys and ensuring data/statistics for all New Zealanders.
Action: Submitted to Select Committee in December 2021
Outcome: Awaiting report of Select Committee