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Select Committee Business to 1 February 2002

Select Committee Business

From 28 January to 1 February 2002

Committee meetings

There were four meetings this week. Three were held in the parliamentary complex and one was held in Auckland.

Reports presented (2)

Finance and Expenditure

- 2000/01 financial review of The Treasury and Crown Financial Statements

Justice and Electoral

- 2000/01 financial review of the Abortion Supervisory Committee

Bills referred to select committees

No bills were referred.

Committee notes

(for further information on an item, please contact the committee staff noted in brackets)

Education and Science (Louise Gardiner, SC-ES@parliament.govt.nz)

The Education and Science Committee will next meet on Thursday 14 February. In this meeting, it will conduct hearings of evidence on the 2000/01 financial reviews of the Ministry of Research, Science and Technology and the Crown research institute, AgResearch Limited. These hearings will be open to the public, in Room G.011, Parliament House.

The committee is currently inviting submissions on the Tertiary Education Reform Bill. The bill establishes the Tertiary Education Commission (incorporating Skill New Zealand), extends the requirements for charters and introduces profiles, sets out a new funding approach, and includes provisions relating to the industry training system, the New Zealand Qualifications Authority, private training establishments, and the establishment and disestablishment of institutions. Copies of the bill can be purchased from Bennetts Government Bookshops, or viewed at www.minedu.govt.nz/web/document/document_page.cfm?id=6554.

The closing date for submissions is Friday, 8 March 2002. To make a submission please send 20 copies to:

Louise Gardiner

Education and Science Committee secretariat

Parliament Buildings

Wellington

For further information please contact: Louise Gardiner, Clerk of the Committee, tel (04) 471 9526 or email: sc-es@parliament.govt.nz.

Health (Matthew Andrews, SC-Health@parliament.govt.nz)

The committee sat this week to hear evidence from the Ministry of Health on the 2000/01 financial review of the ministry.

Justice and Electoral (Wendy Proffitt, SC-JE@parliament.govt.nz)

The committee met on 30 January to consider the Sentencing and Parole Reform Bill and to deliberate on its financial review of the Abortion Supervisory Committee for the 2000/01 year. The committee’s next meeting is on 11 February, to continue consideration of the Sentencing and Parole Reform Bill.

Local Government and Environment (David Bagnall, SC-LGE@parliament.govt.nz)

On 13 February, the committee will meet to consider the financial reviews of the Department of Conservation and the Ministry for the Environment and will look at two bills, the Rodney District Council (PENLINK Toll Road) Empowering Bill and the Hawke’s Bay Endowment Land Empowering Bill.

The committee is currently receiving submissions on the Local Government Bill, a comprehensive revision of the general law relating to local government in New Zealand. Copies of the bill can be purchased from Bennetts Government Bookshops, and is available to view on the Department of Internal Affairs website (www.dia.govt.nz). The closing date for submissions is Friday, 22 February 2002.

Maori Affairs (Marcus Ganley, SC-MA@parliament.govt.nz)

The committee's next meeting will be on Thursday, 14 February 2002, when it will consider the review of the Office of Treaty Settlements, its inquiry into the Crown Forestry Rental Trust, the Te Uri o Hau Claims Settlement Bill and the Te Whanau-a-Taupara Trust Empowering Bill.

Social Services (Graham Hill, SC-SS@parliament.govt.nz)

The committee will next meet on 13 February to begin its consideration of the Social Welfare (Transitional Provisions - Overseas Pensions) Amendment Bill and the Parental Leave and Employment Protection (Paid Parental Leave) Amendment Bill.

Closing dates for submissions

Committees are receiving submissions on the following items with the closing date shown:

Commerce

Motor Vehicle Sales Bill (8 February 2002)

Television New Zealand Bill (15 February 2002)

Education and Science

Tertiary Education Reform Bill (8 March 2002)

Finance and Expenditure

Securities Markets and Institutions Bill (8 February 2002)

Hazardous Substances and New Organisms (Genetically Modified Organisms) Amendment Bill and Supplementary Order Paper No 231 (1 February 2002)

Taxation (Relief, Refunds and Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill (15 February 2002)

Budget Policy Statement 2002 (1 February 2002)

Justice and Electoral

Inquiry into the 2001 local elections (15 February 2002)

Local Government and Environment

Local Government Bill (22 February 2002)

Maori Affairs

Inquiry into the Treaty of Waitangi Fisheries Commission (Te Ohu Kai Moana) (15 February 2002)

Maori Television Service Bill (1 March 2002)

Te Whanau-a-Taupara Trust Empowering Bill (28 March 2002)

Primary Production

Resource Management (Aquaculture Moratorium) Amendment Bill (8 February 2002)

Social Services

Parental Leave and Employment Protection (Paid Parental Leave) Amendment Bill (8 February 2002)

Social Security (Working Towards Employment) Amendment Bill (15 February 2002)

Transport and Industrial Relations

Health and Safety in Employment Amendment Bill (1 March 2002)

General

You can find further information about select committees on our website at www.clerk.parliament.govt.nz. If you require additional information or have any feedback on the contents, please contact:

Fay Paterson

Senior Parliamentary Officer

fay.paterson@parliament.govt.nz

Compiled in the Select Committee Office, Office of the Clerk, 1 February 2002


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