New Opinion published
The Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier has published his findings on a case referred to during parliamentary question time last week.
In June, Mr Boshier reached a Final Opinion on a decision made by the Minister of State Services.
“I upheld the decision made by the Minister to withhold the release of two e-mails containing comments made by the Green Party in response to consultation on a proposed cabinet paper.”
Ministers Julie Anne Genter and Phil Twyford (answering on Ms Genter’s behalf) referred to this opinion during their replies to questions about a different issue in parliament last week.
Given the public interest and my wish to be as transparent as possible, I have decided to publish my final opinion in full on my website.”