Call for submissions

Submissions or comments (formal or informal) on this issues paper should be received by
30 June 2015.

Emailed submissions should be sent to:

Written submissions should be sent to:
National Security Information in Proceedings
Law Commission
PO Box 2590
Wellington 6011
DX SP 23534

Alternatively, submitters may like to use the pre-formatted submission template available on our website at

The Law Commission asks for any submissions or comments on this issues paper on the review of the National Security Information in Proceedings. Submitters are invited to focus on any of the questions. It is certainly not expected that each submitter will answer every question.
The submission can be set out in any format, but it is helpful to specify the number of the question that you are discussing.

Will my submission be publicly available?

Release on Law Commission website
A summary of submissions will be published on the Law Commission website to further public debate on the review. Where submissions are summarised, key points may be expressed while respecting privacy, commercial sensitivity, and other interests. The Commission may refer to submissions in its reports. If you wish your feedback to be confidential, please clearly indicate this. We will endeavour to respect your wishes, subject to the Official Information Act 1982 (see below).

Official Information Act 1982
The Law Commission’s processes are essentially public, and it is subject to the Official Information Act 1982. Thus, copies of submissions made to the Law Commission will normally be made available on request. Any requests for withholding of information on grounds of confidentiality or for any other reason will be determined in accordance with the Official Information Act 1982.

If you request confidentiality, we will contact you in the event that we receive a request for your submission under the Official Information Act 1982.