37C Disclosure of individual schedules for bona fide research or statistical purposes

(1)

Despite section 37, the Statistician may disclose individual schedules to any person if—

(a)

the information contained in the schedules is to be used by that person solely for bona fide research or statistical purposes in relation to a matter of public interest; and

(b)

the Statistician is satisfied that the person has the necessary research experience, knowledge, and skills to access and use the information contained in the schedules; and

(c)

the disclosure is not prevented by subsection (2).

(2)

An individual schedule must not be disclosed under this section unless—

(a)

the name and address of the person or undertaking by whom or by which the schedule was supplied are deleted; and

(b)

every person involved in the research or statistical project has made a statutory declaration of secrecy (similar to that prescribed in section 21) declaring that the schedule or any information contained in it will be used only for the purposes of that research or statistical project; and

(c)

the Statistician is satisfied that the security of the schedule and any information contained in it will not be impaired.

(3)

The published results of any such research or statistical project shall not divulge any more information than the Statistician could publish under this Part.

(4)

Every person to whom individual schedules are disclosed under this section must—

(a)

use the schedules and the information contained in them only for the purposes of the research or statistical project; and

(b)

comply with any directions given by the Statistician relating to the schedules and the information contained in them.

Section 37C: replaced, on 14 August 1985, by section 7(1) of the Statistics Amendment Act 1985 (1985 No 119).

Section 37C heading: amended, on 31 August 2012, by section 4(1) of the Statistics Amendment Act 2012 (2012 No 67).

Section 37C(1): replaced, on 31 August 2012, by section 4(2) of the Statistics Amendment Act 2012 (2012 No 67).

Section 37C(2): replaced, on 31 August 2012, by section 4(2) of the Statistics Amendment Act 2012 (2012 No 67).

Section 37C(4): replaced, on 31 August 2012, by section 4(3) of the Statistics Amendment Act 2012 (2012 No 67).