Minister's Diary for Last Week
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From: Joshua Grainger
Dear Hon Hekia Parata,
It is often alleged that a lobbyist registrar isn't necessary because Minister's diaries can already be requested under the Official Information Act. I would like to test this. As such I would like to request
* a copy of the Minster's diary for the 3rd to the 9th of September 2012, including: the names of any persons that the Minister is meeting with, including the names of any organizations that they were representing; the subject of any meeting the Minister had.
In the case of meeting public servants or private constituents the disclosure of names is not necessary. "Briefing with Ministry of Education Officials" or "Meeting with Constituent" would work fine.
If the subject of any meeting cannot be disclosed under s6 or s9 I would still like to know the identity of those who were met with.
Feel free to contact me if you wish me to clarify my request.
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From: Hiria Parata (MIN)
Tena koe Mr Grainger
Please find attached the acknowledgement of your Official Information Act request.
Nga mihi nui
Ministerial Secretary I Office of Hon Hekia Parata - Minister of Education and Minister of Pacific Island Affairs
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From: H Parata (MIN)
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