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Declarations of Inconsistency

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From: James Watson

Dear Ministry of Justice,

I would like all documents relating to, or which mention, declarations of inconsistency.

Yours faithfully,

Jim

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Ministry of Justice

Dear james

Acknowledging Receipt of your Official Information Act request of March 19th, regarding Declarations of Inconsistency.

We have passed this on to the relevant business unit and you can expect a response on or before April 20th.

Kind regards,
Taylor

Official Correspondence
Ministry of Justice
[email address] |  Justice Centre  |  19 Aitken Street  | DX Box SX 10088
Wellington  | New Zealand |  justice.govt.nz

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From: minservices
Ministry of Justice

Hi James

Thank you for your OIA request for "all documents relating to, or which mention, declarations of inconsistency." In its current form, without any time parameters and necessarily including emails and documents that might mention declarations simply in passing, your request is very large and we would likely refuse it under section 18(f) of the Act on the grounds that it would involve substantial collation and research.

However, we would like to request, under section 15 of the Act, if you would agree to narrow the scope of your request to all briefings, aides memoires and reports about declarations of inconsistency provided to the Minister of Justice since the current Government was sworn in on 26 October 2017.

We look forward to your response.

Kind regards

Antony Paltridge
Principal Adviser
Ministerial Relations and Services
Office of the Chief Executive
www.justice.govt.nz

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From: James Watson

Dear minservices,

Thank you very much. I agree to your suggested narrowing. Stay safe/well.

Yours sincerely,

James Watson

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From: James Watson

Dear minservices,

I agree to your proposed refinement.

Yours sincerely,

James Watson

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From: minservices
Ministry of Justice

Tena koe James

Thank you for responding to our request to narrow the scope of your request to: "all briefings, aides memoires and reports about declarations of inconsistency provided to the Minister of Justice since the current Government was sworn in on 26 October 2017."

Under section 14(b)(ii) of the Act, I am transferring your request to the Minister of Justice, Hon Andrew Little, as the information you have sought is more closely related to the functions of the Minister.

If you are not satisfied with my decision to transfer your request, you have the right to complain to the Ombudsman under section 28(3) of the Act. The Ombudsman may be contacted by email at [email address].

Nga mihi

Antony Paltridge
Principal Adviser
Ministerial Relations and Services
Office of the Chief Executive
www.justice.govt.nz

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3 April 2020

 

James Watson

[FOI #12480 email]

 

 

Tēnā koe Mr Watson

 

Official Information Act request: Declarations of inconsistency

 

Thank you for your email of 19 March 2020 to the Ministry of Justice
requesting, under the Official Information Act 1982 (the Act), information
about declarations of inconsistency. On 26 March 2020 you agreed to narrow
the scope of your request to:

 

"all briefings, aides memoires and reports about declarations of
inconsistency provided to the Minister of Justice since the current
Government was sworn in on 26 October 2017."

 

On 30 March 2020, the Ministry transferred to the Minister of Justice to
respond.

 

While a response to your request is currently being prepared, given the
substantial information that might need to be collated and considered, and
with the level 4 COVID-19 lockdown limiting the ability of our Office to
do this, a response cannot be reasonably made within the original time
limit of 28 May 2020. Accordingly, we are extending the time limit for
response to your request under section 15A of the Act and will respond to
you by 30 July 2020.

 

If you are not satisfied with my response to your request, you have the
right to complain to the Ombudsman under section 28(3) of the Act. The
Ombudsman may be contacted by email at [email address].

 

Ngā mihi

 

Office of Hon Andrew Little MP
Reception +64 4 817 8707 | Ministerial Email
[1][email address] | Web [2]beehive.govt.nz | Postal Freepost
Parliament, Private Bag 18 041, Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6160, New
Zealand

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Authorised by Hon Andrew Little MP, Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6160,
New Zealand

 

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