Statistics Amendment Bill

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Submissions must be received by no later than 15 April 2024

NCOP Health and Social Services

The Select Committee on Health and Social Services invites you to submit written comments on the Statistics Amendment Bill [B31B-2023] (S75).

The objective of the bill is to amend the Statistics Act, 1999, so as to:
• substitute certain definitions and insert new definitions;
• amend the provisions dealing with the powers and duties of the Statistician-General;
• make provision for the development and implementation of the National Statistics System and National Strategy for the Development of Statistics by the Statistician-General;
• strengthen co-ordination and enhance collaboration amongst data producers and data users by creating an enabling environment for the production and consumption of quality statistics within the Republic;
• make provision for the establishment of statistics units by organs of state, the submission of annual statistics plans and annual reports by organs of state and the establishment of the Statistical Clearing House in order to promote the functions and objectives of the National Statistics System;
• empower the Minister to make regulations; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Comments can be emailed to Ms M Williams at [email protected] by no later than Monday, 15 April 2024

Enquiries can be directed to Ms M Williams on cell 083 709 8451

Issued by Mr E Njadu, MP, Chairperson of the Select Committee on Health and Social Services

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