133 Molesworth St
PO Box 5013
T+64 4 496 2000
4 October 2018
Ms Amanda Ashley
By email: [FYI request #8156 email]
Dear Amanda Ashley,
Response to your request for official information
I refer to your request to the Ministry of Health (the Ministry) of 8 September 2018
under the Official Information Act 1982 (the Act) for:
OIA: You mention in your reply "Exploratory advice is being developed for
the Minister, on future funding mechanisms and delivery of lower surgery
by the end of October 2018. "Are you able to provide any information in
regards to this?
This advice is still being developed, and at the time of writing we are not able to
provide any further information. Once the advice is developed it will also require
Your request is therefore refused under section 9(2)(g)(i) of the Act, to maintain the
effective conduct of public affairs through - the free and frank expression of opinions
by or between or to Ministers of the Crown or members of an organisation or
officers and employees of any department or organisation in the course of their duty
You have the right, under section 28 of the Act, to ask the Ombudsman to review any
decisions made under this request.
Please note that this letter (with your personal details removed) may be published on
the Ministry of Health website.