OI Requests

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From: Requestor

To: Ministry of Justice,

In keeping with sections 4 and 5 of the Official Information Act 1982 (Act) administered by your office, please respond to the following:

1. In referencing the statutory definition of 'official information' as to what constitutes a request for official information under the Act, please make available any information regarding the procedure by which a Public Service Agency may determinedly downgrade the status of a specified and formal 'official information request' to be thereafter deemed a 'business enquiry'. If there exists no such process, please provide information on the powers of Public Service Agencies authorising them to do so.

2. Please clarify, where an information request is specified with due particularity, whether the information sought may include a question on the nature of that information e.g. the information being intellectual property provided to Public Service Agencies and held thereby.

3. In assessing a request, what powers may Public Service Agencies exercise, after responding to a requestor without a direct answer, to make a determination to inform a requestor that they will not correspond further on a given matter?

4. Are Public Service Agencies authorised, after responding without a direct answer, to make a determination to inform a requestor that they will not correspond further on a given matter without good reason?

5. What action may be taken if a Public Service Agency does not understand a request and does not ask a requestor to clarify the information a requester wants to receive?

6. If there is a privacy interest concerning a request for information, and a requestor specifically states that the request is a ‘privacy request’ concerning personal information, what powers may Public Service Agencies exercise to make a determination to inform a requestor that the request will be responded to as either an ‘offical information request’ or a ‘business enquiry’?

There are six points herein this request. Please respond to all six with specificity.

Thank you,

Requestor

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From: OIA@justice.govt.nz
Ministry of Justice

Thank you for contacting the Official Information Act request mailbox for
the Ministry of Justice. We will endeavour to acknowledge your
email within 2 working days

You can find more information about how we can help you at our [1]Official
Information Act Requests page.

Please note that by law, when you ask for official information we have to
respond to your request as soon as reasonably practicable and no later
than 20 working days after we receive it.

The Ministry of Justice may publish the response to your request on our
website, you can expect that if your OIA is to be published that this will
take place at least 10 working days after it has been sent you. Your name
and any other personal information will be withheld under Section 9(2)(a)
(protect the privacy of natural persons).

Please send any non-OIA related emails through to
o[2][email address] and any complaints through to
[3][email address]

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From: OIA@justice.govt.nz
Ministry of Justice

Kia ora Requestor

Thank you for contacting the Ministry of Justice.

We acknowledge receipt of your request regarding Official Information Requests.

This has been forwarded to the relevant business unit for consideration and response.

You can expect a response by 6/02/2023

The Ministry of Justice may publish the response to your request on our website, you can expect that if your OIA is to be published that this will take place at least 10 working days after it has been sent you. Your name and any other personal information will be withheld under Section 9(2)(a) (protect the privacy of natural persons).

Ngā mihi,
Ministerial Relations and Services
Governance and Assurance
DDI: +64 4 918 8800
Justice Centre I Aitken Street
DX Box SX 10088 I Wellington
www.justice.govt.nz

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Ministry of Justice


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Kia ora Requestor

 

Official information request on Official Information Requests.

 

I refer to your official information request dated 19^th December below.

 

We have transferred your request to the Public Service Commision (PSC).
The information to which your request relates is not held by us but is
believed to be more closely connected with the functions of PSC. In these
circumstances, we are required by section 14 of the OIA to transfer your
request.

 

You will hear further from the Public Service Commision concerning  your
request.

 

 

  Ngā mihi,

Ministerial Relations and Services

Governance and Assurance

DDI: +64 4 918 8800

Justice Centre I Aitken Street

DX Box SX 10088 I Wellington

[1]www.justice.govt.nz

 

 

 

 

 

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