20 July 2020
Baw Russell [FYI request #13126 email]
Dear Baw Russell
Thank you for your email of 21 June 2020, requesting the current policy on
prisoner phone calls. Your request has been considered under the Official
Information Act 1982 (OIA).
The Department needs to extend the timeframe under section 15A(1)(b) of the
OIA, as consultations necessary to make a decision on the request are such
that a proper response to the request cannot reasonably be made within the
original time limit. Therefore, we require a further 20 working days, which
extends the due date to 17 August 2020. If you no longer require this
information, please let us know as soon as possible.
Please be advised that should you have any concerns regarding this extension
you have the right to ask an Ombudsman to investigate our decision to extend
the timeframe. Contact details are Office of the Privacy Commissioner, PO Box
10-094, Wellington 6143.
Manager Ministerial Services