Cost of Enforcing Contempt of Court including imprisonment

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From: JennyM

Dear Ministry of Justice,

Please provide me with cost breakdowns associated with enforcing breach of court orders, in the district and high court's relating to failure to perform as directed by orders of specific performance.

Please also include an overall average figure per enforcement up to and including imprisonment, as well as a breakdown of cost per each step.

Yours faithfully,

Jenny Mondial

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Ministry of Justice

Good morning Jenny,

Acknowledging your request for information under the Official Information Act 1982 regarding cost of enforcing contempt of court including imprisonment.

With regard to the first part of your request, the Ministry does not have an activity based costing system and is unable to answer the first cost breakdown question, whether it is about breaching court orders generally or contempt of court in particular. We therefore decline this part of your request under Section 18G of the OIA, as the Ministry does not hold this information.

With regard to the second part of your request relating to cost of imprisonment for contempt of court, we have transferred this to the Department of Corrections as it is believed to be more closely connected with the functions of that agency. In these circumstances, we are required by Section 14 of the OIA to transfer your request.

You will hear further from the Department of Corrections concerning that part of your request. If you would like to contact them, you can do so at [email address].

Kind regards,

Claire O'Connor
Advisor | Official Correspondence
Ministry of Justice | Tāhū o te Ture

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Please see attached correspondence from the Department of Corrections.


Kind regards,


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National Office | Department of Corrections Ara Poutama Aotearoa |

44-52 The Terrace, Wellington 6011 | Private Box 1206, Wellington 6140 |

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