Statistics Act, 1993

Invitation to provide information on a voluntary basis.

24.—(1) The Director General or an officer of statistics may invite any person or undertaking to—

(a) complete a form, questionnaire or other record,

(b) answer any questions,

(c) provide any information or records,

on a voluntary basis and any information so obtained shall be subject to the restrictions on use and prohibition on disclosure of information specified in sections 32 , 33 , 34 and 35 of this Act.

(2) Persons and undertakings may provide information and records, or copies thereof, which they may possess to the Director General or officers of statistics on invitation under the provisions of this Act notwithstanding anything contained in the Data Protection Act, 1988 .