Total Costs and Outcome of 2010 Survey regarding ECan Sacking

Gavin Millar made this Official Information request to Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

The request was refused by Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

From: Gavin Millar

Dear Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet,

In 2010 I understand that a survey of 120,000 Canterbury residents was undertaken asking about the sacking ECan representatives, when democracy will return to Canterbury and water issues.

This is referred to here:
http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/44...

I would like to request:
1) The total cost of undertaking this survey
2) The results including all briefings that were made to Cabinet in regards to those results

As per the OIA I am a NZ resident.

Yours faithfully,

Gavin Millar

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From: Gavin Millar

Dear Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet,

I note that original request regarding the Total Costs and Outcome of 2010 Survey regarding ECan Sacking has not been acknowledged or responded to. I will remind you that a response is due as soon as possible and no later than 18/11/15.

Yours faithfully,

Gavin Millar

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From: Information [DPMC]
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

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Dear Mr Millar

Thank you for your email - I apologise an acknowledgement was not sent to you.

I can confirm a response will be with you within the next few days.

Kind regards

Office of the Chief Executive
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

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Good morning

 

Please find attached response to your request.

 

Kind regards

 

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From: Gavin Millar

Dear Information [DPMC],

I would remind you that information is deemed to held even if it is merely known by officers of the organisation. It does not seem very believable that the information I've requested is not known by anyone within your organisation given it was discussed within Cabinet and I am led to believe documentation was tabled.

I will be making an complaint to the Ombudsman about your refusal but I would ask that you reconsider your position prior to this.

Yours sincerely,

Gavin Millar

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Luke left an annotation ()

In determining in what capacity the information is held, I would of thought that if the Leader of the National Party had shared the information with the Office of the Prime Minister, then the Office of the Prime Minister would now hold that information.

The survey may well have been funded out of the Leader's budget, but that in itself is not determinative.

What are the factors that one would consider here?

- in whose capacity was the pamphlet signed (e.g. National Party Leader or Prime Minister)

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Ombudsman complaint #: 418721

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Good morning

 

Please find attached response to your further request.

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