Search Legislation

The Official Statistics (Scotland) Amendment Order 2012

What Version

 Help about what version
  • Latest available (Revised)
  • Original (As made)

Status:

This is the original version (as it was originally made). This item of legislation is currently only available in its original format.

Scottish Statutory Instruments

2012 No. 196

Official Statistics

The Official Statistics (Scotland) Amendment Order 2012

Made

31st May 2012

Coming into force in accordance with article 1

The Scottish Ministers make the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred by section 6(1)(b)(ii) and (2) of the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007(1) and all other powers enabling them to do so.

In accordance with section 6(3) of that Act, they have consulted the Statistics Board.

In accordance with section 65(6)(a) of that Act(2), a draft of this instrument has been laid before and approved by resolution of the Scottish Parliament.

Citation and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Official Statistics (Scotland) Amendment Order 2012 and comes into force on the day after the day on which it is made.

Amendments to the Official Statistics (Scotland) Order 2008

2.  For article 2 (official statistics) of the Official Statistics (Scotland) Order 2008(3) substitute—

2.(1) Subject to paragraph (2), wholly Scottish devolved statistics(4) produced, or to be produced, by the persons listed in the Schedule are specified as official statistics for the purposes of section 6(1)(b) of the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007.

(2) In relation to Sustrans Limited(5), only statistics produced, or to be produced, on behalf of the Scottish Ministers are so specified..

3.  In the Schedule to the Official Statistics (Scotland) Order 2008, where alphabetically appropriate, insert the persons listed in the Schedule to this Order.

JOHN SWINNEY

A member of the Scottish Executive

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

31st May 2012

Article 3

SCHEDULEPersons specified as producers of official statistics

  • NHS 24(6)

  • Scottish Ambulance Service Board(7)

  • Scottish Social Services Council(8)

  • Social Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland(9)

  • Sustrans Limited

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order specifies that wholly Scottish devolved statistics produced, or to be produced, by the persons listed in the Schedule are official statistics. “Scottish devolved statistics” is defined in section 66 of the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 (“the 2007 Act”).

This Order amends the Official Statistics (Scotland) Order 2008 by adding five additional persons to the list of persons specified as producers of official statistics. In relation to Sustrans Limited, only statistics produced or to be produced by Sustrans on behalf of the Scottish Ministers are specified as official statistics for the purposes of section 6 of the 2007 Act (article 2).

Statistics specified are specified in addition to official statistics produced by the Statistics Board, a government department, the Scottish Administration, a Welsh ministerial authority, a Northern Ireland department, or any other person acting on behalf of the Crown, under section 6(1)(a) of the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007, or specified in another order under that section.

A full Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment has not been produced for this instrument as it has no impact on the cost of business.

(1)

2007 c. 18 (“the 2007 Act”).

(2)

Section 65(6)(a) has been modified by paragraph 5 of Schedule 3 to the Interpretation and Legislative Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 (asp 10).

(4)

“Scottish devolved statistics” is defined in section 66 of the 2007 Act.

(5)

Sustrans Limited is a company limited by guarantee registered in United Kingdom No. 01797726 and a charity registered in Scotland No. SCO39236.

(6)

See article 3 of the NHS 24 (Scotland) Order 2001 (S.S.I. 2001/137).

(7)

See article 3 of the Scottish Ambulance Service Board Order 1999 (S.I. 1999/686).

Back to top

Options/Help

Print Options

Close

Legislation is available in different versions:

Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.

Original (As Enacted or Made):The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.

Close

Opening Options

Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once

Close

Executive Note

Executive Note sets out a brief statement of the purpose of a Scottish Statutory Instrument and provides information about its policy objective and policy implications. They aim to make the Scottish Statutory Instrument accessible to readers who are not legally qualified and accompany any Scottish Statutory Instrument or Draft Scottish Statutory Instrument laid before the Scottish Parliament from July 2005 onwards.

Close

More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources
Close

More Resources

Use this menu to access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as made version that was used for the print copy
  • correction slips

Click 'View More' or select 'More Resources' tab for additional information including:

  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • links to related legislation and further information resources