HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN IN RIGHT OF NEW ZEALAND - Establishment information

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

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From: Andre

Dear Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet,

Please provide all documentation for the below questions related to HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN IN RIGHT OF NEW ZEALAND.

1. Establishment information examples (trust deed, Articles of association, Memorandum of association)
2. Annual reports
3. Any Acts and legal documents relating the creation of the entity
4. Policies and procedures

Yours faithfully,
Andre

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

Dear Andre

Thank you for your email of 2 February 2017 (copied below). This email is to acknowledge the receipt of your request by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (DPMC) and to confirm that we are treating your request as a request for information under the Official Information Act 1982 and will get back to you as soon as reasonably practicable, but in any case within the 20 working day deadline set by that Act.

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From: Louise Beard [DPMC]
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Dear Andre

 

In response to your request for information, I attach a letter from
Michael Webster, Clerk of the Executive Council.

 

 

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[1]cid:image001.png@01CED718.F89D2C00 Louise Beard

  Executive Assistant to the Secretary
of the Cabinet and Clerk of the
Executive Council

Cabinet Office

Department of the Prime Minister and
Cabinet

 

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DDI:      (04) 817 9749

 

 

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From: Andre

Dear Louise Beard [DPMC],

Thank you for your reply, for clarification I however was requesting the establishing records for the entity known as “HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN IN RIGHT OF NEW ZEALAND”.

So to clarify are you saying that “HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN IN RIGHT OF NEW ZEALAND” is NOT a type of legal entity (non-statutory entities included) such as a Corporation or Ecclesiastical Corporation sole or Trust or other business type?

Yours sincerely,
Andre

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From: Andre

Dear Louise Beard [DPMC],

It been 10 working days since I requested a clarification to the your response dated the 2 March 2017. Could you please provide a status update on this..

Yours sincerely,
Andre

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

Dear Andre

Thank you for your email of 2 March, seeking clarification following our response to your Official Information Act 1982 request of 2 February 2017.

'The Laws of New Zealand', an encyclopaedic work that provides a statement of the law of New Zealand, contains the following description of 'the Crown', the last three sentences of which address your question:

"The expression 'the Crown' may refer either to the Sovereign in person or to the executive. In most constitutional discussions, it is used to refer to the latter and to the executive powers of the monarch in whose name many of the activities of government are carried on. In effect, the limitations on the powers of the Crown are now limitations on the powers of the political executive (the government). In this sense, the Crown has legal status as a corporation aggregate, embracing the state 'in all its activities'. The concept of a corporation aggregate predicates the Queen at the apex and includes all the departments of state. This concept overtook that of a corporation sole (denoting the King in person) under the greatly expanded functions of the modern state."

We hope this assists.

Kind regards

Anna Fleming
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

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From: Andre

Dear Anna Fleming [DPMC],

Thank you for your email and the information provided.

So to clarify that:

1. A corporation aggregate is a body corporate.
2. The head of the corporation aggregate is Elizabeth Alexandra Mary better known as Elizabeth II.
3. executive powers of the monarch in whose name many of the activities of government are carried

Based on what was provided are you saying that the Society forms part or is the corporation aggregate or an entity which the corporation aggregate controls? Or is the Society a separate legal identity with no ties to either the corporation aggregate or Sovereign?

Yours sincerely,
Andre

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From: Andre

Dear Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet,

It been a calendar month since I requested a clarification to the your response dated the March 20, 2017. Could you please provide a status update on this..

Yours sincerely,
Andre

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


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Dear Andre,

Our letter of 19 April 2017 responds to your Official Information Act request and further correspondence of 4 April 2017.

Please find attached a scanned copy of this response.

Kind regards,
OIA Coordinator
Office of the Chief Executive

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