Statistics Act, 1993


3.—In this Act, unless the contrary intention appears—

“civil servant” means a person holding a position in the Civil Service;

“contravention” includes failure or refusal to comply;

“copy” means the reproduction of a record or any part thereof by clerical, photographic, electronic or any other means;

“dissemination” means the publication, sale or provision of official statistics in any other manner or form either directly or indirectly through other persons or undertakings;

“the Director General” means the Director General of the Central Statistics Office;

“functions” includes powers and duties;

“local authority” means a local authority for the purposes of the Local Government Act, 1941 ;

“the Office” means the Central Statistics Office;

“officer of statistics” means a person so defined in section 20 of this Act;

“official statistics” means statistics compiled by the Office or any other public authority whether under this Act or otherwise;

“person in charge” means the person who is for the time being in charge of any premises or undertaking including owners and tenants;

“premises” includes any dwelling, other building, hut, caravan, tent, place, vessel in Irish territorial waters, aircraft and train;

“public authority” means any Department of State, local authority, health board or other body established by any enactment;

“public servant” means a person holding a position in any public authority, including the Garda Síochána;

“record” includes any paper, photographic, electronic or other mode of recording or storing information and any form, schedule, questionnaire, instruction or other such document;

“the repealed enactments” means the Statistics Acts, 1926 and 1946, repealed by this Act;

“statistics” includes, in addition to numerical data, information not expressible numerically which is necessary for the collection, compilation, analysis or interpretation of data;

“undertaking” means the whole or any part of a business enterprise, agricultural holding, institution, association or public authority.