2 September 2022
[FYI request #20319 email]
Dear Harry Peterson Official Information Act request relating to the Prime Minister’s response
regarding OIAs that are answered on time
Thank you for your request made under the Official Information Act 1982 (the Act),
received on 23 August 2022.
You have requested:
“Today, (23rd August 2022) the Prime Minister stated during
Question Time that 97% of Official Information Act requests are
answered on time. Under the Official Information Act 1982, I am
requesting all documentation that the Department of Prime
Minister and Cabinet holds to suggest that the Prime Minister's
claim is accurate. Alternatively, I request the % of OIA requests in
the last year that have been completed during the legal time
The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet does not hold information relating to
your request. I believe that such information is held by the Prime Minister, Rt Hon
Jacinda Ardern. Accordingly, I have decided under section 14(b)(i) of the Act to transfer
your request to the Prime Minister.
The Prime Minister has the usual timeframes under the Act from receipt of this transfer
to make a decision on your request.
Margaret Noonan Acting Manager, Ministerial & Business Services
Executive Wing, Parliament Buildings, Wellington, New Zealand 6011
64 4 817 9700 Facsimile 64 4 472 3181 www.dpmc.govt.nz