My Food Bag trial

Sam Mellor made this Official Information request to Ministry of Social Development

Response to this request is long overdue. By law Ministry of Social Development should have responded by now (details and exceptions). You can complain to the Ombudsman.

From: Sam Mellor

Dear Ministry of Social Development,

Please provide all material regarding the proposal, development and implementation of the policy to provide beneficiaries with My Food Bag (or similar) meal delivery service as outlined in this recent media piece https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zeal...

In particular I am seeking the following that relate to this policy:
- meeting minutes, notes, aide memoire
- correspondence between the Ministry and the provider
- any informal documents or other internal literature
- any information related to costing the policy,

Please get in touch if you need me to clarify this request.

Yours faithfully,

Sam Mellor

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From: OIA_Requests (MSD)
Ministry of Social Development

Tēnā koe Sam Mellor

 

Thank you for your email received 9 December 2019, under the Official
Information Act 1982. Your request has been forwarded to the appropriate
officials at National Office to respond. You may expect a decision
regarding your request to be sent to you as soon as possible.

 

Nā mātou noa, nā

 

Official and Parliamentary Information team   |  Ministerial and
Executive Services

Ministry of Social Development

 

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From: OIA_Requests (MSD)
Ministry of Social Development

Tēnā koe Sam Mellor

 

 

On 9 December 2019 you emailed the Ministry requesting, under the Official
Information Act 1982, the following information:

 

Please provide all material regarding the proposal, development and
implementation of the policy to provide beneficiaries with My Food Bag (or
similar) meal delivery service as outlined in this recent media piece

 

[1]https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zeal...

 

In particular I am seeking the following that relate to this policy:

- meeting minutes, notes, aide memoire

- correspondence between the Ministry and the provider

- any informal documents or other internal literature

- any information related to costing the policy,

 

Your request is very broad. As it stands, it is likely the Ministry will
refuse your request under 18(f) due to the volume of information in scope
of the request.

May I suggest scoping your request to the following:

Copies of all official briefings, memos, or advice provided and received
by MSD regarding the decision to trialling My Food Bag boxes with
beneficiaries.

 

 

Nā mātou noa, nā

 

Official and Parliamentary Information team   |  Ministerial and
Executive Services

Ministry of Social Development

 

 

Our Purpose:
We help New Zealanders to be safe, strong and independent.
Manaaki Tangata, Manaaki Whānau.

 

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information that is confidential and subject to legal privilege. If you
are not the intended recipient, any use, dissemination, distribution or
duplication of this email and attachments is prohibited. If you have
received this email in error please notify the author immediately and
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From: Sam Mellor

Dear OIA_Requests (MSD),

Thank you for your reply. I agree the original request was broad. I am happy to have my request reframed as suggested in your email.

Yours sincerely,

Samuel Mellor

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From: OIA_Requests (MSD)
Ministry of Social Development


Attachment 20200124 Signed Extension Letter MELLOR.pdf
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Tēnā koe Sam Mellor

 

Please find a letter advising of the need to extend the time available to
make a decision on your OIA request until 21 February 2020. 

 

We will respond to your request as soon as possible.

 

 

Nā mātou noa, nā

 

Official and Parliamentary Information team   |  Ministerial and
Executive Services

Ministry of Social Development

 

 

Our Purpose:
We help New Zealanders to be safe, strong and independent.
Manaaki Tangata, Manaaki Whānau.

 

------------------------------- This email and any attachments may contain
information that is confidential and subject to legal privilege. If you
are not the intended recipient, any use, dissemination, distribution or
duplication of this email and attachments is prohibited. If you have
received this email in error please notify the author immediately and
erase all copies of the email and attachments. The Ministry of Social
Development accepts no responsibility for changes made to this message or
attachments after transmission from the Ministry.
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From: OIA_Requests (MSD)
Ministry of Social Development

Tēnā koe Sam Mellor

 

On 9 December 2019 you emailed the Ministry requesting, under the Official
Information Act 1982 (the Act), information regarding the trial of My Food
Bag meal boxes for clients of the Ministry.

 

On 13 January 2020, you agreed to amend your request to the following:

 

o Copies of all official briefings, memos, or advice provided and
received by MSD regarding the decision to trial My Food Bag boxes with
beneficiaries.

The Ministry has decided to grant your request in part, however, it will
take some time to prepare this information for release. Some information
will be withheld in accordance with the Act.

 

The information will be provided to you as soon as possible, and no later
than 13 March 2020.

 

If you wish to discuss this decision with us, please feel free to contact
[1][MSD request email].

If you are not satisfied with this decision, you have the right to seek an
investigation and review by the Ombudsman. Information about how to make a
complaint is available at [2]www.ombudsman.parliament.nz or 0800 802 602.

 

Nā mātou noa, nā

 

Official and Parliamentary Information team   |  Ministerial and
Executive Services

Ministry of Social Development

 

Our Purpose:
We help New Zealanders to be safe, strong and independent.
Manaaki Tangata, Manaaki Whānau.

 

 

------------------------------- This email and any attachments may contain
information that is confidential and subject to legal privilege. If you
are not the intended recipient, any use, dissemination, distribution or
duplication of this email and attachments is prohibited. If you have
received this email in error please notify the author immediately and
erase all copies of the email and attachments. The Ministry of Social
Development accepts no responsibility for changes made to this message or
attachments after transmission from the Ministry.
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