6.1 Court information vs Ministry of Justice information

There is an important difference between information held by the court and information held by the Ministry of Justice. Specific search rules govern access to information held by courts about court proceedings. The Official Information Act 1982 does not apply to information held by courts.

Information held by the Ministry of Justice is subject to requests under the Official Information Act 1982. This kind of information includes statistical information, policies and procedural matters.

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