Organic Products Bill - briefings and advice

J Bruning made this Official Information request to Ministry for Primary Industries

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From: J Bruning

Dear Ministry for Primary Industries,

This is an urgent request under section 12(3) of the Official Information Act. I set out below the information I am seeking, and then I state my reasons for asking the Ministry to make a decision on my request urgently.

I am seeking information on the Organic Products Bill.

Please provide me with:

(a) a list of all the briefings, submissions, aide memoire, or advice provided by the Ministry to the Hon Damien O’Connor as the Minister in charge of the Organic Products Bill, including the dates of each document and its title.

(b) a copy of all the briefings, submissions, aide memoire or advice provided by the Ministry to the Minister in charge of the Bill that relate to what should be included or excluded from what is currently clause 3 of the Organic Products Bill (http://www.legislation.govt.nz/bill/gove...) - the purposes of the legislation.

Where the Ministry decides to withhold any information from its response to me, please can it also provide me - as required by section 19(a)(ii) of the OIA - the grounds in support of its reason for each item of withheld information. If any document is withheld entirely, I request that the Ministry nevertheless provide me with the title and date of the document.

My reason for seeking the information urgently is to enable me to make a better informed submission to the select committee that will consider the Organic Products Bill. This public interest is explicitly recognised in section 4(a)(i) of the OIA, which says that the purpose of that Act is ’to increase progressively the availability of official information to the people of New Zealand in order to enable their more effective participation in the making and administration of laws and policies.'

I look forward to receiving the Ministry’s decision and the information sought as soon as reasonably practicable and certainly no later than 20 working days after receipt of this request.

Yours faithfully,

J Bruning

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Ministry for Primary Industries

Tēnā koe and thank you for your email.

If this is a new request for information, your request will be considered
and a decision provided in accordance with the requirements of the
Official Information Act 1982.

               

Please be aware that if you have made a request under the Official
Information Act that our final decision to you may be delayed due to the
COVID-19 outbreak. While we are working hard to ensure business carries on
as usual, a significant proportion of the Ministry is working on the
COVID-19 response and as such may not be able to prioritise non-COVID
related work. When this occurs we will make every attempt to notify you as
early as possible. We thank you for your patience during this time.

If you have any questions regarding this request, please email
[1][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:
[2][email address] | Web: [3]www.mpi.govt.nz  

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Ministry for Primary Industries

Tēnā koe J Bruning,

 

Thank you for your official information request received on 30 May 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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Dear J Bruning,

 

On behalf of Michelle Morehu, Director of Government Services, please find
attached the letter of transfer for your official information request
(also attached).

 

Ngā mihi,

 

Thomas Turnbull | Advisor, 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:04-830-1531 | Web: [1]www.mpi.govt.nz

 

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From: J Bruning

Dear Official Information Act,

This is an MPI request and should not be transferred to to Food Safety ( I acknowledge the Minister is the same). All communications and information for this Bill has been carried out from what is apparent by the Minister in his capacity as Minister for Primary Industries.

The initial request was made 30 May 2020 - it is now July 24.

Yours sincerely,

J Bruning

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Ministry for Primary Industries

Thank you for contacting the Official Information Act Inbox at the
Ministry for Primary Industries.

 

If you have requested information under the Official Information Act 1982
(OIA) your request will be considered and a decision provided in
accordance with the requirements of the OIA.

 

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

 

Kind regards,

 

Official Information Act Team
Government Services | Public Affairs
Ministry for Primary Industries | Charles Fergusson Building, 34-38 Bowen
Street | PO Box 2526 | Wellington | New Zealand  

Telephone: 0800 00 83 33 | Email: [2][email address] |
Web: [3]www.mpi.govt.nz

 

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