Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) Act 2011


F6[Ministerial expenditure ceilings: provision of information to Minister.

17A. (1) A public service body may, and shall if requested by the Minister, provide to the Minister such information as may be reasonably necessary for the purposes of any function of the Minister under subsection (6) or (7) of section 17.

F7[(2) Information provided to the Minister under subsection (1) shall not include any personal data (within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation), unless that information is provided in accordance with Part 5 of the Data Sharing and Governance Act 2019.]

(3) Where the Minister requests information under subsection (1) the information shall be provided in such form and manner and within such period as the Minister may specify.]

F8[(4) In this section, "Data Protection Regulation" means Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 201640 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation).]




Inserted (19.12.2013) by Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) Act 2013 (29/2013), s. 2, S.I. No. 577 of 2013.


Substituted (18.04.2019) by Data Sharing and Governance Act 2019 (5/2019), s. 73, S.I. No. 189 of 2019.


Inserted (25.05.2018) by Data Protection Act 2018 (7/2018), s. 215(b), S.I. No. 174 of 2018.

Editorial Notes:


Previous affecting provision: subs. (2) amended (25.05.2018) by Data Protection Act 2018 (7/2018), s. 215(a), S.I. No. 174 of 2018; substituted as per F-note above.