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From: robert mckenzie

Dear Department of Internal Affairs,

It has been reported in the media of the last 9 arrests ( not counting the most recent one in Jan ) that $30,000 had been collected from the arrests, this equates to $3750.00 per arrest, counting 8 ( less than the yearly required minimum ).

Could I please have the full costings of court appearances, 2 per head – initial court appearance and second final hearing?

Cost of being arrested, as well as overnight police cell holding costs?

Cost of resources, hourly rate of tax agent dedicated to each case?

Has the amount collected, $30,000, covered the costs of what has been spent by the taxpayer?

How many of the arrested resulted in a criminal conviction and reason why?

And finally, how many of the arrested were unable to pay or refused to pay?

Yours faithfully,

robert mckenzie

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Tēnā koe Robert,

 

Thank you for your OIA request to the Department of Internal Affairs
(included with this email)

 

As the information you have requested is not held by the Department of
Internal Affairs, but is believed to be held by, and more closely related
to the functions of Inland Revenue, the Ministry of Justice and NZ Police,
we are transferring your request to those agencies for response, in
accordance with section 14(b)(i) and (ii) of the Official Information Act
1982.

 

You requested: 

 

 1. Could I please have the full costings of court appearances, 2 per head
– initial court appearance and second final hearing?
 2. Cost of being arrested, as well as overnight police cell holding
costs?  
 3. Cost of resources, hourly rate of tax agent dedicated to each case?  
 4. Has the amount collected, $30,000, covered the costs of what has been
spent by the taxpayer?
 5. How many of the arrested resulted in a criminal conviction and reason
why? 
 6. And finally, how many of the arrested were unable to pay or refused to
pay? 

 

Parts 1, 3, 4 and 6 were transferred to Inland Revenue for response.  NZ
Police will be responding to part 2 and the Ministry of Justice will
respond to you regarding part 5.

 

You can expect to hear from the receiving agency shortly in regard to your
request. 
If you would like to contact them directly, you are able to email them at
the following addresses:

 

Inland Revenue: [1][email address]

The Ministry of Justice:  [2][email address]

NZ Police:  [3][email address]

 

You have the right to seek an investigation and review by the Ombudsman of
this decision to transfer.  Information about how to make a complaint is
available at [4]www.ombudsman.parliament.nz or Freephone 0800 802 602.  

 

Ngā mihi,

 

Michelle Reed | Lead Advisor – Official Correspondence 

Te Urungi - Organisational Strategy and Performance

Te Tari Taiwhenua - The Department of Internal Affairs

45 Pipitea St | PO Box 805, Wellington 6140, New Zealand |
 www.dia.govt.nz

 

 

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