4 November 2015
[FYI request #3315 email]
Dear Jackson Wood
On behalf of Gabriel Makhlouf, Secretary to the Treasury, I acknowledge receipt of
your letter requesting:
“ Under the Official Information Act, I would like to request any and all
documents, correspondence, advice, or information The Treasury has prepared,
sent, or received on, or about, Pandas since 1 January 2010.
Of specific importance would be any documents, correspondence, advice or
information prepared for, sent to, or received from: the Prime Minister and/or his
office, or the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (DPMC).
I would also like to be provided with answers to the following questions:
1) At any time since November 2008 has The Treasury been involved in the
creation of any economic forecasts for the likely benefit or cost of Pandas to the
New Zealand economy?
2) Has The Treasury been consulted by any of the following about the economic
benefits or costs of obtaining Pandas:
- the Prime Minister
- the Prime Minister's office or DPMC
3) What possible economic implications are there for New Zealand in securing
Pandas for a New Zealand zoo?”
Your request was received by the Treasury on 3 November 2015 and will be dealt with
in accordance with the provisions of the Official Information Act.
To confirm your eligibility to make a request under section 12 of the Official Information
Act, please reply by return email giving your personal email or postal address. This will
also enable us to contact you promptly should clarification of your request be
Treasury will use the information you provide to establish your eligibility or clarify your
request. The information you provide will be subject to the requirements of the Privacy
Act 1993 and the Official Information Act 1982.
Yours sincerely B Bell
Bronwyn Bell Ministerial Coordinator