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Cabinet Decision CAB-19-MIN-0245: Proposed Overseas Travel: Governor-General (June 2019)

Issue date: 
Tuesday, 9 July 2019
Issue status: 
Current
Version note: 

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The Report on Overseas Travel: Governor-General, and related Minute (CAB-17-MIN-0232) have been withheld in full under section 9(2)(f)(i) of the Act, in order to maintain the confidentiality of communications by or with the Sovereign or her representative.

This Cabinet paper and related Cabinet minute have been proactively released by
the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, on behalf of Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern,
Prime Minister.

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Extract from Cabinet Minute CAB-19-MIN-0245 Proposed Overseas Travel: Governor-General

On 27 May 2019, Cabinet:

1 noted that the Governor-General will be absent from New Zealand from 3 to 8 June 2019 to lead New Zealand’s representation at the United Kingdom commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the D-Day Landings;

2 noted that the Governor-General will be accompanied by the Official Secretary and an Aide-de-Camp from Government House;

3 noted that the Governor-General will also be accompanied by two Personal Protection Officers, whose travel expenses will be met from Vote Police;

4 noted that the total cost of the visit for the Governor-General’s party from Government House to the United Kingdom will be approximately [withheld under section 9(2)(f)(iv)];

5 noted that the travel costs of the Governor-General’s party will be met from the appropriation under permanent legislative authority in Vote Prime Minister and Cabinet for the travel expenses of the Governor-General under section 14 of the Governor-General Act 2010;

6 noted that in the absence of the Governor-General the Chief Justice, Rt Hon Dame Helen Winkelmann, will act as Administrator of the Government.

Last updated: 
Tuesday, 9 July 2019

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