Sunday, April 1, 2007

Smarmy Maharey

Office of Hon MP Steve Maharey
Parliament Buildings
Wellington

29 March 2007.

Dear Mr Burns

Thank you for your letter of 12 February 2007 requesting about which school your daughter J is attending.

The right to be given information relating to the education of your two daughters has to be consistent with the Privacy Act 1993 and any Court rulings that have determined whether or not it is permissible to release the information.

As you have stated that your children are Court protected, it is not appropriate for the Ministry of Education to provide you with the information you have requested. It is necessary for you to obtain legal advice if you wish to access the information you have requested.

Yours sincerely,

Steve Maharey
Minister of Education.

1 comment:

Andy Moore said...

Seems pretty sad - the Government can split up a family like this - and the dad doesn't even know what's going on - repeal of Section59 will make this all so much worse though!