The Official Statistics (Wales) (Amendment) Order 2021

CitationSI 2021/397 (W127)

2021 No. 397 (W. 127)

Official Statistics, Wales

The Official Statistics (Wales) (Amendment) Order 2021

Made 24th March 2021

Coming into force 1st April 2021

The Welsh Ministers make this Order in exercise of the powers conferred by section 6(1)(b)(iii) and (2) of the Statistics and Registration Service Act 20071.

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 Senedd Cymru2.

S-1 Title and commencement

Title and commencement

1.—(1) The title of this Order is the Official Statistics (Wales) (Amendment) Order 2021.

(2) This Order comes into force on 1 April 2021.

S-2 Amendment of the Official Statistics (Wales) Order 2017

Amendment of the Official Statistics (Wales) Order 2017

2. In the Schedule to the Official Statistics (Wales) Order 20173, after “Data Unit Wales” insert “Digital Health and Care Wales”.

Rebecca Evans

Minister for Finance and Trefnydd, one of the Welsh Ministers

24 March 2021

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order amends the Schedule to the Official Statistics (Wales) Order 2017 ( S.I. 2017/1142 (W. 284)) (“the 2017 Order”). The 2017 Order provides that the statistics produced, or to be produced, by the persons listed in the Schedule are official statistics for the purpose of Part 1 of the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 (c. 18)(“the Act”).

Article 2 of this Order amends the Schedule to the 2017 Order to provide that the statistics produced, or to be produced by “Digital Health and Care Wales” are official statistics for the purpose of Part 1 of the Act. “Digital Health and Care Wales” was established as a Special Health Authority by the Digital Health and Care Wales (Establishment and Membership) Order 2020 ( S.I. 2020/1451 (W. 313)).

The Welsh Ministers’ Code of Practice on the carrying out of Regulatory Impact Assessments was considered in relation to this Order. As a result, a regulatory impact assessment has not been prepared as to the likely cost and benefit of complying with this Order.


(2) The reference in section 65(7) to the National Assembly for Wales now has effect as a reference to Senedd Cymru, by virtue of section 150A(2) of the Government of Wales Act 2006 (c. 32).
(3) S.I. 2017/1142 (W. 284).

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