Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Reports

Joshua Grainger made this Official Information request to Prime Minister

Response to this request is long overdue. By law Prime Minister should have responded by now (details and exceptions). You can complain to the Ombudsman.

From: Joshua Grainger

Dear Hon John Key,

I would like to request under the Official Information Act the last three reports of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security issued under s27(1) of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1996. I understand that these are public, given the requirement that they be tabled in Parliament, however the Parliamentary website states to contact the content provider to receive a copy of the report (http://www.parliament.nz/en-NZ/PB/Presen...).

Feel free to contact me if you need any clarification.

Yours faithfully,

Joshua Grainger

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From: J Key (MIN)
Prime Minister

On behalf of the Prime Minister, Rt Hon John Key, thank you for your
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From: Sarah Boyle


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From: Joshua Grainger

Dear Sarah Boyle/Hon John Key/Wayne Eagleson,

Yes, the Inspector General is not covered by the Official Information Act, however the Prime Minister is. The Prime Minister receives each year from the Inspector General a report under s27(1)(b) of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1996, and I am requesting these report from the Prime Minister as presumably he would hold the information due to the aforementioned section and he has the benefit of being covered by the OIA.

The attached letter also indicates that my request has been "referred" to the office of the Inspector-General: may I clarify if this is a transfer under s14 of the OIA?

Yours sincerely,

Joshua Grainger

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From: Sarah Boyle


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Joshua Grainger left an annotation ()

I have filed a complaint with the Ombudsmen over this. The Prime Minister has a statutory requirement to have the information, and you cannot decline a response under the OIA because someone who isn't covered by the OIA is in a better place to answer.

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From: Carole Cole

Dear Mr Grainger
 
We understand you are requesting copies of the Inspector-General's annual
reports.   We require a physical address to be able to send them to.  
Would you please provide one.
 
Carole Cole
PA to the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security
 
 
 
Personal Assistant
Inspector-General of Intelligence & Security
P O Box 5069
Wellington
Tel: 473 8672
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From: Joshua Grainger

Dear Carole Cole,

I would prefer not to receive a hard copy of the reports via mail, but rather a scanned and emailed copy if possible. An electronic copy means that others can view the reports via the FYI website. Along with the benefits of open justice, I would think that this would also save costs due to the lack of material costs.

Yours sincerely,

Joshua Grainger

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Things to do with this request

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