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Scottish Statutory Instruments

2019 No. 416

Official Statistics

The Official Statistics (Scotland) Amendment Order 2019

Made

3rd December 2019

Coming into force

21st December 2019

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 2019 and comes into force on 21 December 2019.

Amendment of the Official Statistics (Scotland) Order 2008

2.—(1) The Official Statistics (Scotland) Order 2008(3) is amended as follows.

(2) In the schedule, where alphabetically appropriate, insert the persons listed in the schedule of this Order.

KATE FORBES

Authorised to sign by the Scottish Ministers

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

3rd December 2019

Article 2

SCHEDULEPersons specified as producers of official statistics

Bòrd na Gàidhlig(4)

NHS Education for Scotland(5)

Public Health Scotland(6)

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service(7)

Scottish Qualifications Authority(8)

The Skills Development Scotland Co. Limited(9)

Visit Scotland(10)

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 seven additional persons to the list of persons specified as producers of official statistics.

Official statistics are statistics produced by the Statistics Board (known as the UK Statistics Authority), 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 2007 Act or persons specified by order made under section 6(1)(b).

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

(2)

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

(4)

See section 1(1) of the Gaelic Language (Scotland) Act 2005 (asp 7).

(5)

See article 3 of the NHS Education for Scotland Order 2002 (S.S.I. 2002/103).

(6)

See article 3 of the Public Health Scotland Order 2019 (S.S.I. 2019/336).

(7)

See section 1A(1) of the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 (asp 5) as amended by section 101(1) of the Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 (asp 8).

(8)

See section 1(1) of the Education (Scotland) Act 1996 (c.43).

(9)

The Skills Development Scotland Co. Limited is a company limited by guarantee registered in Scotland with company number SC202659.

(10)

See section 1(1) of the Development of Tourism Act 1969 (c.51) as amended by section 1(2) of the Tourist Boards (Scotland) Act 2006 (asp 15). See also S.I. 2007/1103.

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