[FYI request #8771 email]
I am writing further to my letter of 26 October 2018 regarding your request under the Official
Information Act 1982 (the Act) for:
I am making a request under the official information act for all documentation for work
conducted in collaboration with the Social Investment Agency, including but not
limited to briefing papers, speaking notes, presentations, analytics reports, and
All documentation and advice to the Minister and/or the Social Investment Board
and/or the Treasury relating to priority populations considered for Budget 2018.
As signalled in my previous letter, your request is very broad in nature and scope and cannot
be answered without substantial collation and research. As it stands, your request would
require consultation across every Business Unit within the Ministry with a view to collating any
documentation ever generated which references the Social Investment Agency and/or priority
populations. Any documentation located would then need to be assessed to determine
whether it fell within the paramaters of your request. To undertake such a search would impose
a significant administrative burden on the Ministry without any certainty that the result of those
searches would enable a substantive response to be provided.
As such, we invited you to refine your request, with the hope that a more refined request
would enable us to provide you with a list of documents from which you might be able to select
those of interest to you.
As we have not heard from you, and in order to meet our obligations under the Official
Information Act, your request is refused under section 18(f) of the Act as the information you
have requested cannot be made available without substantial collation and research.
We do, however, remain open to considering a refined request. Please note that should you
choose to submit an amended or refined request this will be considered to be a new request
for the purposes of calculating the maximum statutory timeframe for a response. I have include
some context below about how the Ministry works with the Social Investment Agency in the
event that this may be of assistance to you in re-framing your request.
National Office, Mātauranga House, 33 Bowen Street, Wellington 6011
PO Box 1666, Wellington 6140. Phone: +64 4 463 8000 Fax: +64 4 463 8001
Thank you again for your email. You have the right to ask an Ombudsman to review our
or Office of the Ombudsman, PO Box 10152, Wellington
Lorraine Monahan Manager
Parliamentary and Official Information