Funding for the purchase of weapons and ammunition

Valerie Morse made this Official Information request to Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

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From: Valerie Morse

Dear Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade,

A government media release dated 11 April 2022 says the measures decided by Cabinet to support Ukraine's fight against Russia includes "$7.5m to contribute to weapons and ammunition procurement by the United Kingdom."

Would you please advise:

1. To whom or which agency is this money being given?
2. What protocols, restrictions, guidance and/or limitations apply to the use of this money?
3. What monitoring and/or reporting mechanisms are in place in relation to the use of these funds?
4. What monitoring and/or reporting mechanisms are in place in relation to the distribution and use of the procured matériel?

Yours faithfully,

Valerie Morse

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Kia ora Valerie Morse

 

Thank you for your OIA request received on 13 April 2022 for:

A government media release dated 11 April 2022 says the measures decided
by Cabinet to support Ukraine's fight against Russia includes "$7.5m to
contribute to weapons and ammunition procurement by the United Kingdom."

 

Would you please advise:

 

1. To whom or which agency is this money being given?

2. What protocols, restrictions, guidance and/or limitations apply to the
use of this money?

3. What monitoring and/or reporting mechanisms are in place in relation to
the use of these funds?

4. What monitoring and/or reporting mechanisms are in place in relation to
the distribution and use of the procured matériel?

 

This email confirms receipt of your request and advises that we will
respond to it as soon as reasonably practicable, and in terms of the
timeframes and requirements of the OIA.

 

Please also be advised that the organisational impacts of implementing the
COVID-19 Protection Framework, together with the Ministry’s leadership of
the Government's response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, mean that we
may have reduced capacity to process OIA requests. We will do our best to
make decisions on your OIA request as soon as practicably possible, and to
keep you informed of progress if there are likely to be delays.

 

For your information, the Chief Ombudsman has published updated guidance
on OIA requests during this time:

·       [1]Chief Ombudsman's statement on official information response
times during implementation of the COVID-19 Protection Framework

·       [2]FAQs about official information requests during COVID-19

 

Please note that our response letter to you (with your personal details
redacted), and any enclosed documents, may be published on the Ministry’s
website.

 

Ngâ mihi

 

Executive Services Division
New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade | Manatû Aorere

 

 

 

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Tēnā koe Valerie Morse,

 

I am writing concerning your OIA request below. This email is to advise
that we will need to extend the time limit for responding to you by 10
working days, to 30 May 2022. This is because consultations necessary to
make a decision on your request are such that a proper response cannot
reasonably be made within the original time frame (section 15A(1)(b) of
the OIA refers)

 

However, if this process is completed before 30 May 2022, the response
will be sent to you as soon as possible.

 

Please also be advised that the organisational impacts of implementing the
COVID-19 Protection Framework, together with the Ministry’s leadership of
the Government's response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, mean that we
may have reduced capacity to process OIA requests. We will do our best to
make decisions on your OIA request as soon as practicably possible, and to
keep you informed of progress if there are likely to be delays.

 

For your information, the Chief Ombudsman has published updated guidance
on OIA requests during this time:

o [1]Chief Ombudsman's statement on official information response times
during implementation of the COVID-19 Protection Framework
o [2]FAQs about official information requests during COVID-19

 

If you have any questions, you can contact us by email at:
[3]DM‑[email address]. You have the right to seek an investigation and
review by the Ombudsman of this decision by contacting
[4]www.ombudsman.parliament.nz or freephone 0800 802 602.

 

Ngā mihi

 

Executive Services Division
New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade | Manatū Aorere

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195 Lambton Quay, Private Bag 18901, Wellington 5045, New Zealand

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