Animal Welfare Act 1999 - Regulations and Codes of Welfare

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Dear Ministry for Primary Industries,

I am requesting any documents drafted by the Ministry for Primary Industries which discuss the following:
- The operation of s 183A of the Animal Welfare Act 1999.
- Any practices that might be required to be the subject of regulations promulgated in reliance on s 183A.
- Any practices that are inconsistent or potentially inconsistent with the Animal Welfare Act 1999 in the codes of welfare for dairy cattle, pigs, meat chickens and layer hens.

Yours faithfully,
R Y ONG

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Ministry for Primary Industries

Tēnā koe Rebecca,

Thank you for your official information request received on 24 February 2020.

Your request will be considered and a decision provided in accordance with the requirements of the Official Information Act 1982.

If you have any questions regarding this request, please email [email address]

Ngā mihi,

Official Information Act Team
Government Services | Public Affairs Ministry for Primary Industries - Manatū Ahu Matua | Charles Fergusson Building, 34-38 Bowen Street | PO Box 2526 | Wellington, New Zealand. Telephone: 0800 00 83 33 | Email: [email address] | Web: www.mpi.govt.nz

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Ministry for Primary Industries

Kia ora Rebecca,

 

I am emailing regarding your recent request for information regarding the
operation of Section 183A of the Animal Welfare Act 1999. Could you please
clarify what specific aspects of section 183A , and what specific types of
documents you are interested in?

 

In the absence of any clarification, MPI is likely to require a
significant extension, or may consider refusing this request under 18(f)
of the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA) that the information cannot be
made available without substantial collation or research.

 

Ngâ mihi

 

Alex Fuller | Advisor – Official Information Act
Government Services | Public Affairs

Ministry for Primary Industries - Manatû Ahu Matua |Charles Fergusson
Tower 34-38 Bowen Street | PO Box 2526 | Wellington 6140
New Zealand
Web: [1]www.mpi.govt.nz

 

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Ministry for Primary Industries

Kia ora Rebecca,

 

I’m following up on my below email sent to you on 2 March 2020 regarding a
potential rescope of your OIA request.

 

MPI requires more information from you to be able to provide relevant
information to you in response to your request. If you could please get
back to me with the specific aspects of section 183A, or, provide MPI with
a rescoped request, then that would be greatly appreciated.

 

As stated previously, the request as it currently stands it is likely to
be refused under section 18(f) of the OIA, as the information requested
cannot be made available without substantial collation and research.

 

Ngâ mihi

 

Alex Fuller | Advisor – Official Information Act
Government Services | Public Affairs

Ministry for Primary Industries - Manatû Ahu Matua |Charles Fergusson
Tower 34-38 Bowen Street | PO Box 2526 | Wellington 6140
New Zealand
Web: [1]www.mpi.govt.nz

 

 

 

 

From: Official Information Act
Sent: Monday, 2 March 2020 9:55 AM
To: '[FOI #12298 email]'
<[FOI #12298 email]>
Subject: OIA20 0100 Clarification

 

Kia ora Rebecca,

 

I am emailing regarding your recent request for information regarding the
operation of Section 183A of the Animal Welfare Act 1999. Could you please
clarify what specific aspects of section 183A , and what specific types of
documents you are interested in?

 

In the absence of any clarification, MPI is likely to require a
significant extension, or may consider refusing this request under 18(f)
of the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA) that the information cannot be
made available without substantial collation or research.

 

Ngâ mihi

 

Alex Fuller | Advisor – Official Information Act
Government Services | Public Affairs

Ministry for Primary Industries - Manatû Ahu Matua |Charles Fergusson
Tower 34-38 Bowen Street | PO Box 2526 | Wellington 6140
New Zealand
Web: [2]www.mpi.govt.nz

 

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From: R Y ONG

Dear Official Information Act,

I will get back to you soon with more information on the request. Thank you!

Yours sincerely,

R Y ONG

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From: R Y ONG

Dear Official Information Act,

In respond to my request, could I please get:

1. Full versions of the assessments for the layer hen code of welfare, pig code of welfare, dairy cattle code of welfare and the meat chicken code of welfare that came out of the February 2015 meeting of the working group wherein MPI undertook a process to identify what matters would be appropriate to be considered for regulations, specifically identifying whether there were existing activities that were disallowed or transitional requirements within codes of welfare.

2. Whether there are any further documents or correspondence (e.g. explanatory notes, cabinet papers, ministerial briefings, policy documents, drafting history and internal communications) referring to practices that might be the subject of regulations under s 183A since the promulgation of the Animal Welfare (Care and Procedures) Regulations 2018 - particularly in relation to layer hens and meat chickens.

Thank you!

Yours sincerely,

R Y ONG

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