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Reports: Public submissions to COVID-19 Public Health Response Amendment Bill (No 2)

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From: J Bruning

Dear Chris Hipkins,

Re: Prior Portfolio as Minister of COVID-19 Response.

It is evident that the New Zealand public were actively interested in the development of New Zealand legislation relating to your October bill, that you were the Minister in Charge of, that preceeded the increased rules relating to compulsory vaccination and masking in order to retain employment or to enter premises.

COVID-19 Public Health Response Amendment Bill (No 2). 11 days. Published 30 Sept closing date for submissions Oct 11 2021.

Some 15,000 submissions were made in the short time period granted to the public.
https://www.parliament.nz/en/pb/bills-an...

The Final Report of the Health Committee does not provide an analysis of the public submissions.
https://www.parliament.nz/resource/en-NZ...

Please provide all reports supplied to you as Minister for COVID-19 Response from the Committee Secretariat, the Health Committee, including Members of Parliament involved in the consultation, or other bodies tasked with collating this information and supplying with you with information.

The Committee members include:
Dr Liz Craig (Chairperson)
Chris Bishop
Dr Elizabeth Kerekere
Dr Anae Neru Leavasa
Dr Tracey McLellan
Debbie Ngarewa-Packer
Sarah Pallett
Dr Gaurav Sharma
Penny Simmonds
Tangi Utikere
Brooke van Velden
Simon Watts
David Seymour took part in the consideration of this item of business

This includes all summaries, all data analysis including spreadsheets, appendices and reports.

As Minister for COVID-19 Response your signature is on the legislation that produced substantial economic, social, cultural and medical restrictions. It is in the public interest that you yourself supply this information that was sent to you during your time as Minister of this portfolio, and do not transfer this request to the Hon Ayesha Verrall.

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

J Bruning

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From: C Hipkins (MIN)
Chris Hipkins

Kia ora,

On behalf of Hon Chris Hipkins, thank you for your email.  Please accept
this as acknowledgement that your email has been received by my office.

While the Minister considers all correspondence to be important, and all
messages are carefully read and considered, it is not always possible to
personally reply to all emails. 

As such, the following guidelines apply:

o Invitations and meeting requests will be processed as soon as possible
and a staff member will be in contact with you in due course
o All media queries will be responded to by a staff member
o Requests for official information will be managed in accordance with
the provisions of the Official Information Act 1982, which may include
transfer to a more relevant Minister or agency
o If your email falls outside of the Minister’s portfolio
responsibilities, expresses a personal view, or is copied to multiple
Members of Parliament, then your opinion will be noted and your
correspondence may be transferred to another office, or there may be
no further response to you

Thank you for the taking the time to write.

Nga mihi,

Office of Hon Chris Hipkins

Minister of Education, Minister of Police, Minister for the Public
Service, Leader of the House

Private Bag 18041 | Parliament Buildings | Wellington 6160 | New Zealand

Authorised by Hon Chris Hipkins MP, Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6011

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From: C Hipkins (MIN)
Chris Hipkins

Kia ora,

On behalf of the Minister of Police, Hon Chris Hipkins I acknowledge your Official Information Act (OIA) request of 9 August 2022, for information relating Public submissions to COVID-19 Public Health Response Amendment Bill (No 2).

The information you have requested is not held by this office, and is held by Minister of COVID-19. Therefore pursuant to section 14 of the OIA your request has been transferred to Hon Ayesha Verrall for her consideration.

Ngā mihi
Failagi

Office of Hon Chris Hipkins
Minister of Education | Minister of Police | Minister for the Public Service |Leader of the House
Parliament Buildings, Private Bag 18041, Wellington 6160, New Zealand

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Chris Hipkins

Kia ora J Bruning,

Thank you for your email we received on 12 August in which you submitted an Official Information Act request as follows:

Please provide all reports supplied to you as Minister for COVID-19 Response from the Committee Secretariat, the Health Committee, including Members of Parliament involved in the consultation, or other bodies tasked with collating this information and supplying with you with information.

The Committee members include:
Dr Liz Craig (Chairperson)
Chris Bishop
Dr Elizabeth Kerekere
Dr Anae Neru Leavasa
Dr Tracey McLellan
Debbie Ngarewa-Packer
Sarah Pallett
Dr Gaurav Sharma
Penny Simmonds
Tangi Utikere
Brooke van Velden
Simon Watts
David Seymour took part in the consideration of this item of business

This includes all summaries, all data analysis including spreadsheets, appendices and reports.

Minister Verrall is considering your request in accordance with the Act, and you can expect a response by 09 September 2022

Ngā mihi

Office of Hon Dr Ayesha Verrall
Minister for COVID-19 Response
Minister of Research, Science and Innovation

Minister for Seniors
Associate Minister of Health

Email: [email address]
Private Bag 18041, Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6160, New Zealand

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Kia ora J,

 

Thank you for your request for official information, received on 09 August
2022.

We have decided to extend the period of time available to respond to your
request under section 15A of the Official Information Act 1982 (the Act).
 We have decided to do this because further consultation is necessary to
make a decision on your request.

You can now expect a response to your request on, or before, 09 October
2022.

 

You have the right, under section 28 of the Act, to ask the Ombudsman to
review the decision to extend the time available to respond to your
request.

Ngā mihi

 

 

Joanne Francey

Health Private Secretary | Office of Hon Dr Ayesha Verrall

Minister for COVID-19 Response

Minister of Research, Science and Innovation
Minister for Seniors

Associate Minister of Health

Private Bag 18041, Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6160, New Zealand

 

 

 

 

 

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Kia Ora

 

Please see attached the Ministers response on your Official Information
Act Request

 

Ngā mihi

 

 

Office of Hon Dr Ayesha
Verrall

Minister for COVID-19
Response

Minister of Research,
Science and Innovation
Minister for Seniors

Associate Minister of
Health

 

Email:
[email address]

Private Bag 18041,
Parliament Buildings,
Wellington 6160, New
Zealand

 

 

 

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