STATISTICS (AMENDMENT) ACT, 1946

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Number 34 of 1946.


STATISTICS (AMENDMENT) ACT, 1946.


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

Section

1.

Interpretation.

2.

Disclosure of statistical information to authorised persons.

3.

Short title and collective citation.


Acts Referred to

Statistics Act, 1926

No. 12 of 1926


Number 34 of 1946.


STATISTICS (AMENDMENT) ACT, 1946.


AN ACT TO AMEND THE STATISTICS ACT, 1926 . [17th December, 1946.]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS:

Interpretation.

1.—In this Act—

the expression “the Principal Act” means the Statistics Act, 1926 (No. 12 of 1926);

the expression “State authority” means any authority being—

(a) a Minister of State,

(b) the Commissioners of Public Works in Ireland,

(c) the Land Commission.

Disclosure of statistical information to authorised persons.

2.—(1) In this section the expression “statistical information” comprises—

(a) the contents or any part of the contents of any individual schedule, form or other document filled in or otherwise completed by any person in pursuance of a requisition made under the Principal Act;

(b) the contents or any part of the contents of any record or document (not being a record or document open to public inspection) which was inspected or of which a copy was taken or obtained by an officer of statistics in exercise of any power in that behalf conferred on him by the Principal Act; and

(c) any verbal information or answer given relating to any individual person, business or concern.

(2) Where the Minister for Industry and Commerce is satisfied that it is necessary for the proper discharge of the functions of a State authority or a committee, commission or tribunal of inquiry set up by the Government or by a State authority so to do, he may authorise the disclosure, to specified persons, being officers of that State authority, or members or officers of that committee, commission or tribunal of inquiry, as the case may be, of specified statistical information, and thereupon the following provisions shall have effect:—

(a) such statistical information shall at the request of any such specified person be, notwithstanding anything in section 13 of the Principal Act, disclosed to him;

(b) section 14 of the Principal Act shall not apply to such disclosure;

(c) if any person, to whom such statistical information has been disclosed in pursuance of this section, publishes or discloses...

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