Information relating to Organic Products Bill

J Bruning made this Official Information request to Damien O'Connor

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From: J Bruning

Dear Mr O'Connor,

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 you to make a decision on my request urgently.

I am seeking information on the Organic Products Bill.

Please provide me with:
(a) copies of all the papers, briefings, noting papers, aide memoire or other documents on the Organic Products Bill that you have tabled for consideration either by Cabinet, or by a Cabinet Committee, including the dates of each document and its title.

(b) the content that relates to the Organic Products Bill from all the weekly briefings you have received from the Ministry of Primary Industries/

(c) a list of the dates, places and people with whom you have met regarding the Organic Products Bill

Where you decide to withhold any information from your response to me, please can you also provide me - as required by section 19(a)(ii) of the OIA - the grounds in support of your reason for each item of withheld information. If any document is withheld entirely, I request that you 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 your decision and the information sought as soon as reasonably practicable and certainly no later than 20 working days after receipt of this request.

Yours sincerely,

J Bruning

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From: D OConnor (MIN)
Damien O'Connor

Thank you for your email. Due to the high volume of enquiries at this
time, my team will be triaging issues related to COVID19 in the first
instance. I appreciate your patience at this time and will get back to you
as soon as I can.

 

For further information, please refer to:

 

For the current COVID-19 alert level and all other information on
COVID-19:
Please visit [1]https://covid19.govt.nz/

For the latest statements from Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and other
Ministers:
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Hon Damien O'Connor

Minister of Agriculture, Biosecurity and Food Safety |

Minister for Rural Communities |

Minister of State for Trade and Export Growth |

MP for West Coast/Tasman |

Private Bag 18 888, Parliament Buildings | Wellington | ph. 04 817 8715

damien.o’[email address] | [3]www.labour.org.nz

 

Authorised by Hon Damien O’Connor, Parliament Buildings, Wellington

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From: Stephanie Davies

Good afternoon

 

Re: Official Information Act request – OIA20-024

The Office of Hon Damien O’Connor acknowledges receipt of your request for
Information under the Official Information Act 1982, received 2 June 2020.

 

Your request has been received and you will receive a response within 20
working days, by 30 June 2020.

 

Kind regards,

Stephanie.

 

Stephanie Davies I Private Secretary I Office of Hon Damien O’Connor

Minister of Agriculture I Minister for Biosecurity, Food Safety & Rural
Communities

Minister of State for Trade & Export Growth | MP for Westcoast/Tasman

Parliament Buildings I Wellington 

DD: (04) 817 8863 |M: 022 015 0048 | E:
[1][email address]

 

Authorised by Hon Damien O’Connor, Parliament Buildings, Wellington

 

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Good afternoon

 

On behalf of Hon Damien O’Connor, Minister for Food Safety, please find
attached a letter relating to your OIA request.

 

Kind regards,

Stephanie.

 

Stephanie Davies I Private Secretary I Office of Hon Damien O’Connor

Minister of Agriculture I Minister for Biosecurity, Food Safety & Rural
Communities

Minister of State for Trade & Export Growth | MP for Westcoast/Tasman

Parliament Buildings I Wellington 

DD: (04) 817 8863 |M: 022 015 0048 | E:
[1][email address]

 

Authorised by Hon Damien O’Connor, Parliament Buildings, Wellington

 

This email communication is confidential between the sender and the
recipient. The intended recipient may not distribute it without the
permission of the sender. If this email is received in error, it remains
confidential and you may not copy, retain or distribute it in any manner.
Please notify the sender immediately and erase all copies of the message
and all attachments. Thank you.

 

 

 

From: Stephanie Davies
Sent: Tuesday, 2 June 2020 3:52 PM
To: [FOI #13002 email]
Subject: RE: Official Information request - Information relating to
Organic Products Bill (OIA20-024)

 

Good afternoon

 

Re: Official Information Act request – OIA20-024

The Office of Hon Damien O’Connor acknowledges receipt of your request for
Information under the Official Information Act 1982, received 2 June 2020.

 

Your request has been received and you will receive a response within 20
working days, by 30 June 2020.

 

Kind regards,

Stephanie.

 

Stephanie Davies I Private Secretary I Office of Hon Damien O’Connor

Minister of Agriculture I Minister for Biosecurity, Food Safety & Rural
Communities

Minister of State for Trade & Export Growth | MP for Westcoast/Tasman

Parliament Buildings I Wellington 

DD: (04) 817 8863 |M: 022 015 0048 | E:
[2][email address]

 

Authorised by Hon Damien O’Connor, Parliament Buildings, Wellington

 

This email communication is confidential between the sender and the
recipient. The intended recipient may not distribute it without the
permission of the sender. If this email is received in error, it remains
confidential and you may not copy, retain or distribute it in any manner.
Please notify the sender immediately and erase all copies of the message
and all attachments. Thank you.

 

 

 

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