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This letter was written by Mafalda Hopkirk, in the capacity of assistant at the Improper Use of Magic Office, to Harry Potter on 2 August, 1995, to tell him the decision to snap his wand was revoked and his expulsion from Hogwarts was pending until his disciplinary hearing on 12 August.
Dear Mr Potter
Further to our letter of approximately twenty-two minutes ago, the Ministry of Magic has revised its decision to destroy your wand forthwith. You may retain your wand until your disciplinary hearing on the twelfth of August, at which time an official decision will be taken.
Following discussions with the Headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, the Ministry has agreed that the question of your expulsion will also be decided at that time. You should therefore consider yourself suspended from school pending further enquiries.
With best wishes,
Ministry of Magic
Behind the scenes
- This letter is omitted on the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, and its information is conveyed to Harry by Kingsley Shacklebolt instead.
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (First appearance)