Resources and publications
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Commonly used guides include:
- The OIA for Ministers and agencies
- The LGOIMA for local government agencies
- Making official information requests: a guide for requesters
Case notes and opinions
Case notes are a short case summary, often demonstrating an aspect of a case.
An Ombudsman's Opinion is published where there is public interest in showing the full details of a case.
Projects, reference and data
Template letters and work sheets
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Request for correspondence between MP and Registrar of Pecuniary interests held by the Prime MinisterCase notesCorrespondence was subject to the OIA because it was held by the Prime Minister for official purposes—section 18(c)(ii) OIA did not apply—release by the Prime Minister, to whom the information had properly been disclosed, would not constitute contempt o
Request for information about issues raised by the Legislation Advisory Committee in relation to the Public Transport Management BillCase notesSection 18(c)(ii) OIA did not apply—information was not advice to select committee but advice to Minister about what the advice to select committee might be—sections 9(2)(f)(iv) and 9(2)(h) OIA applied—no public interest override
- Case notes
Section 18(c)(ii) OIA did not apply—once a select committee has reported back to the House all proceedings of that committee, oral and written, can be referred to and used without any confidentiality restrictions stemming from parliamentary privilege