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an enactment contained in, or in an instrument made under, an Act of the Scottish Parliament;
an enactment contained in, or in an instrument made under, Northern Ireland legislation;
“Intelligence Service” means—
the Security Service,
the Secret Intelligence Service, or
GCHQ (within the meaning of the Intelligence Services Act 1994 (c. 13));
“Minister of the Crown” has the same meaning as in the Ministers of the Crown Act 1975 (c. 26);
“Northern Ireland devolved statistics” has the meaning given by section 66(4);
“” means a public authority whose functions—
are exercisable only or mainly in or as regards Northern Ireland, and
relate only or mainly to transferred matters;
“official statistics” has the meaning given by section 6(1);
“person responsible”, in relation to any official statistics, means—
in the case of official statistics produced by the Board, the National Statistician,
in the case of official statistics produced by a government department, the Minister in charge of the department, and
in any other case, the person producing the statistics;
“personal information” has the meaning given by section 39(2);
“public authority” (except in section 40(1)) means—
a person or body exercising functions of a public nature in the United Kingdom,
a person or body entirely or substantially funded from public money,
an office-holder appointed by a person or body falling within paragraph (a), or
a body more than half of whose governing body or members are appointed by a person or body falling within paragraph (a);
“reserved matters” has the same meaning as in the Scotland Act 1998 (c. 46);
“rights and liabilities” includes rights and liabilities relating to employment;
“Scottish devolved statistics” has the meaning given by section 66(1) and (2);
“Scottish public authority” (except in section 40(3)) has the same meaning as in the Scotland Act 1998;
“transferred matters” has the same meaning as in the Northern Ireland Act 1998 (c. 47);
“Welsh devolved statistics” has the meaning given by section 66(3);
“” has the meaning given by section 6(5).
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