107 Directions to support whole of government approach

(1)

The Minister of State Services and the Minister of Finance may jointly direct Crown entities to support a whole of government approach by complying with specified requirements for any of the following purposes:

(a)

to improve (directly or indirectly) public services:

(b)

to secure economies or efficiencies:

(c)

to develop expertise and capability:

(d)

to ensure business continuity:

(e)

to manage risks to the Government’s financial position.

Example

A direction may be given requiring that all Crown entities comply with e-government requirements to improve public services.

(2)

The direction may be given only—

(a)

to 1 or more categories of Crown entities (for example, to all statutory entities, all Crown entity companies, or all school boards of trustees); or

(b)

to 1 or more types of statutory entity (for example, to all Crown agents); or

(c)

to a group of Crown entities (whether made up of categories or types) if—

(i)

the group is made up of at least 3 Crown entities; and

(ii)

the entities in the group have in common at least 1 significant characteristic that relates to the direction (for example, the characteristic could relate to the Crown entities’ asset holdings or presence in a region).

(2A)

For the purposes of subsection (2)(a) and (c), companies named in Schedule 4A of the Public Finance Act 1989 may be treated as a category of Crown entities.

(3)

No direction may be given under this section to Crown entity subsidiaries.

Section 107 heading: replaced, on 18 July 2013, by section 21(1) of the Crown Entities Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 51).

Section 107(1): replaced, on 18 July 2013, by section 21(2) of the Crown Entities Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 51).

Section 107(2)(b): amended, on 18 July 2013, by section 21(3) of the Crown Entities Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 51).

Section 107(2)(c): inserted, on 18 July 2013, by section 21(4) of the Crown Entities Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 51).

Section 107(2A): inserted, on 18 July 2013, by section 21(5) of the Crown Entities Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 51).

Section 107(2A): amended, on 17 December 2016, by section 39 of the Statutes Amendment Act 2016 (2016 No 104).