133 Molesworth St
PO Box 5013
T+64 4 496 2000
8 March 2019
Mr Brendon Barnes
[FYI request #9554 email]
Dear Mr Barnes
Response to your request for official information
I refer to your request of 9 February 2019 to the Ministry of Health (the Ministry), under the
Official Information Act 1982 (the Act), for:
“Are any blood plasma products manufactured in China authorised for use, or are in
use in New Zealand (immunoglobulins etc)?”
On 14 February 2019, the Ministry advised you that your request may be refused under
section 18(f) of the Act, as the information requested cannot be made available without
substantial collation or research. The Ministry requested for you to refine your request.
At the time of writing, the Ministry has not had a response from you in relation to this
refinement request. As such, your request is refused under section 18(f) of the Act.
You have the right, under section 28 of the Act, to ask the Ombudsman to review my
decision to refuse your request.
Manager OIA Services
Office of the Director-General