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More ERB Consultation Required: Prebble

Wednesday 31st May 2000
Richard Prebble
Media Release -- Economy

ACT leader Richard Prebble has called on the government to allow submissions on proposed changes to the Employment Relations Bill.

In a letter to the Prime Minister, Mr Prebble said further consultation would result in “better law” and give certainty to business, unsure of where the Bill was going.

“The proper way for the select committee to proceed would be for government to present a supplementary order paper to the House containing the Cabinet amendments. There should then be an instruction to the committee that those who have made submissions to the committee be given an opportunity to give evidence of the effect of any changes,” Mr Prebble said.

Mr Prebble said witnesses before the select committee yesterday had asked that they be given the chance to comment on any changes.

“It does not need to delay the Bill, but is more a chance to give those interested parties certainty as to what is in the Bill and how it will affect them,” he said.

ENDS

For more information visit ACT online at http://www.act.org.nz or contact the ACT Parliamentary Office at act@parliament.govt.nz.


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