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Welsh Statutory Instruments

2013 No. 649 (W.73)

OFFICIAL STATISTICS, WALES

The Official Statistics (Wales) Order 2013

Made

12 March 2013

Coming into force in accordance with article 1

The Welsh Ministers make this Order in exercise of the powers conferred by section 6(1)(b) and (2) of the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007(1).

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

In accordance with section 65(7) of that Act, a draft of this Order has been laid before and approved by resolution of the National Assembly for Wales.

Title and commencement

1.  The title of this Order is the Official Statistics (Wales) Order 2013 and it comes into force on 1 April 2013.

Official Statistics — wholly Welsh devolved official statistics

2.  To the extent that they are not otherwise official statistics by virtue of section 6(1)(a) of the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007, the wholly Welsh devolved statistics(2) produced, or to be produced, by the persons listed in the Schedule to this Order are specified as official statistics for the purposes of section 6(1)(b) of that Act.

Jane Hutt

Minister for Finance and Leader of the House, one of the Welsh Ministers

12 March 2013

Article 2

SCHEDULE

  • Arts Council of Wales

  • Natural Resources Body for Wales

  • Public Health Wales National Health Service Trust

  • Sports Council for Wales

  • Welsh Language Commissioner

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

Section 6(1)(a) of the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 (“the Act”) provides that statistics produced by the Statistics Board, a government department, the Scottish Administration, a Welsh Ministerial authority (the Welsh Ministers, the First Minister for Wales, or the Counsel General to the Welsh Assembly Government), a Northern Ireland department, or any other person acting on behalf of the Crown are official statistics.

This Order is made under section 6(1)(b) and (2) of the Act, which allows orders to be made to specify other persons as producers of official statistics. This Order designates the statistics produced, or to be produced, by the persons listed in the Schedule as official statistics. This Order applies to Welsh devolved statistics as defined in section 66 of the Act.

(2)

“Welsh devolved statistics” is defined in section 66(3) of the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007.

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