DEPARTMENT OF THE
PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET
TE TARI O TE PIRIMIA ME TE KOMITI MATUA
4 May 2018
f yi-req uest-7653-31 c9d9db@req uests. fyi. org. nz
Reference: OIA-2017 /18-0489
Dear Mark Williams
Official Information Act request relating to gifts given by the Prime Minister
Thank you for your request made under the Official Information Act 1982 (the Act),
received on 19 April 2018. You requested:
"At the time of this request, the Prime Minister is undertaking
a visit to Europe
and the United Kingdom. I am writing to ask what gifts the Prime Minister gave to
foreign officials that she met in the course of her official engagements.
Please provide the following information:
1. Name of gift recipient and their official position?
2. Description of gift that was given?
3. How much did the gift cost?
4. Where was the gift purchased from? (name of store or supplier)
5. When was the gift purchased?"
I believe that the information you have requested is more closely connected to the
functions of the Prime Minister, Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern. Accordingly, I have decided
under section 14(b)(ii) of the Act to transfer your request to the Prime Minister.
K ren Jones
irector, Office of the Chief Executive
Executive Wing, Parliament Buildings, Wellington,
'ii? 64 4 817 9700 Facsimile 64 4 472 3181