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Select Committee Business 8-15 March 2002

Select Committee Business

From 8 March to 15 March 2002

Committee meetings

There were 23 committee meetings, all in the parliamentary complex.

Reports presented

(available at http://www.clerk.parliament.govt.nz/cgi-bin/select-reports)

Finance and Expenditure

- Budget Policy Statement 2002 (I. 3C)

Regulations Review

- Inquiry into regulation-making powers that authorise international treaties to override any provisions of New Zealand enactments (I. 16H)

Social Services

- Parental Leave and Employment Protection (Paid Parental Leave) Bill (182-2)

Transport and Industrial Relations

- 2000/01 financial review of the Accident Compensation Corporation

- Petition 1999/139 of Clarence John Faloon and 1 other

- Petition 1999/162 of Russell Stephen Pickering

- Petition 1999/158 of Janet Barker and 10 others

Education and Science

- 2000/01 financial review of Landcare Research Limited

- 2000/01 financial review of the Specialist Education Services Board

- 2000/01 financial review of the New Zealand Pastoral Agricultural Research Institute Limited

Health

- Misuse of Drugs (Classification of Fantasy) Order 2001

Primary Production

- 2000/01 financial review of Crown Forestry Management Limited

- 2000/01 financial review of Asure New Zealand Limited

- 2000/01 financial review of Landcorp Farming Limited

- 2000/01 financial review of Quotable Value New Zealand Limited

- 2000/01 financial review of Animal Control Products Limited

Intelligence and Security (established pursuant to the Intelligence and Security Committee Act 1996)

- 2000/01 financial reviews of the Government Communications Security Bureau and the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service

Bills referred to select committees

No bills were referred.

Committee notes

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

Commerce (Alan Witcombe, SC-Commerce@parliament.govt.nz)

This week the committee heard evidence from the Broadcasting Standards Authority on its 2000/01 financial review. The committee also released the authority’s responses to written questions asked by the committee and a report on a review of the Authority completed in March 2001. The committee then commenced consideration of the Crown Minerals Amendment Bill and heard evidence from two submitters.

Next week the committee will hear evidence on the 2000/01 financial review of Radio New Zealand. The Chairman and Chief Executive of Radio New Zealand will be appearing. The committee will also consider the 2000/01 financial review of Transpower New Zealand Limited. Finally, the committee will hear remaining oral submissions on the Television New Zealand Bill.

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

The committee met on Thursday, 14 March. It heard evidence on the 2000/01 financial review of Learning Media Limited, and considered the Tertiary Education Reform Bill.

The committee has presented its reports on the 2000/01 financial reviews of Specialist Education Services, AgResearch and Landcare Research.

Next week the committee will hear evidence on the Tertiary Education Reform Bill.

Finance and Expenditure (Julian Kersey, SC-FE@parliament.govt.nz)

The committee met on 12, 13 and 14 March to hear evidence and consider the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms (Genetically Modified Organisms) Amendment Bill, to hear evidence on the Taxation (Relief, Refunds and Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill, and consider the financial review of New Zealand Post Limited.

The committee received an extension until 28 March 2002 to report to the House on the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms (Genetically Modified Organisms) Amendment Bill.

The committee received an extension until 29 April 2002 to report to the House on the financial review of New Zealand Post Limited.

The committee initiated an inquiry into issues raised by the 2000/01 financial review of New Zealand Post Limited and the relationship of those issues with Parliament’s ability to scrutinise State enterprises.

The committee will meet on Wednesday, 20 March, in Room G.006, Parliament House, to hear evidence on the Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s Monetary Policy Statement from 10.00 am to 11.00 am and on the Securities Markets and Institutions Bill from 11.30 am to 12.00 noon. These hearings are open to the public. On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday the committee will also consider the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms (Genetically Modified Organisms) Amendment Bill and the financial reviews of the Reserve Bank, the Public Trust Office, New Zealand Post Limited.

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade (David Sanders, SC-FD@parliament.govt.nz)

The committee met this week to give further consideration to the Terrorism (Bombings and Financing) Bill. Additional consideration will be given at both meetings next week. The committee will also give further consideration to its inquiry into New Zealand’s economic and trade relationship with Australia.

Government Administration (Lesley Ferguson, SC-GA@parliament.govt.nz)

The committee met on Thursday, 14 March, to hear evidence on its financial review of the 2000/01 performance and current operations of the New Zealand Fire Service Commission. It also heard evidence on a petition from Tony Swain and 3070 others, which requests the Government abandon plans to close fire stations in the Wellington area and to instead upgrade existing stations in Johnsonville, Khandallah and Newlands. Both hearings of evidence were open to the public.

The committee next meets on Thursday, 21 March, to continue its consideration of Mr Swain’s petition and the 2000/01 financial review of the New Zealand Lotteries Commission.

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

The committee met twice this week to consider the Misuse of Drugs (Classification of Fanatasy) Order 2001. The report was presented this morning. The committee also continued to consider the cannabis inquiry.

Justice and Electoral (Louise Sparrer, SC-JE@parliament.govt.nz)

The committee met on 13 March to hear a submission by teleconference on its inquiry into the 2001 local elections and to continue its consideration of the Prostitution Reform Bill.

Next week the committee will meet on 20 March to hear more submissions by teleconference on the inquiry into the 2001 local elections. These will be heard from 9:30 am until 12:15 pm in Room G.005 of Parliament House and will be open to the public. The committee will also continue consideration of the Prostitution Reform Bill.

Law and Order (Tracey Rayner, SC-LO@parliament.govt.nz)

The committee met this week to consider the Criminal Investigations (Blood Samples - Burglary Suspects) Amendment Bill and the Crimes (Publications) Bill. The committee will next meet on Thursday, 21 March, from 10.00 am to 10.30 am.

Local Government and Environment (Marie Alexander, SC-LGE@parliament.govt.nz)

The committee met on 13 March to hear further submissions on the Local Government Bill. The Wellington Regional Chamber of Commerce, Transpower, Business New Zealand, the Tourism Industry Association of New Zealand, the Coalition of Concerned Dairy Farmers and Civic Assurance presented submissions to the committee. The committee will meet in Christchurch and Dunedin on 10 April and in Auckland on 11 April to hear further evidence on the Local Government Bill.

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

This week the committee met in Wellington to hear evidence on the Maori Television Service Bill. Next week the committee will receive a briefing from New Zealand On Air following on from the briefing on 28 February from Te Mangai Paho on recent funding decisions made by that agency. Following the briefing the committee will conduct a site visit to the Office of Treaty Settlements.

Officers of Parliament (Andrew Beattie, SC-OP@parliament.govt.nz)

The committee met on Thursday, 14 March, to hear evidence on the alterations to the 2001/02 appropriations and 2002/03 draft budgets for the Audit Office, Office of the Ombudsmen and Office of the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment.

The committee will next meet on Thursday, 28 March, at 8.00 am to receive a briefing from the Auditor-General on the Code of Practice for the Provision of Assistance by the Controller and Auditor-General to Select Committees and Members of Parliament. The hearing will be open to the public, in Room G.006, Parliament House.

Regulations Review (Andrew Fieldsend, SC-RR@parliament.govt.nz)

At its meeting on Wednesday, committee received a briefing from the Ministry of Health about the Misuse of Drugs (Classification of Fantasy) Order 2001. The committee was particularly interested in the length of time it will take to classify the drug Fantasy under the process set out in the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975, as opposed to the time it would take to classify the drug by amending legislation. The committee also continued its weekly scrutiny of recent government regulations and progressed a number of items of business.

In the afternoon, the committee heard a complaint from the Bus and Coach Association about recent regulations increasing bus drivers’ licence fees (Land Transport (Driver Licensing and Driver Testing Fees) Amendment Regulations 2001). The association is aggrieved that the fees include a component to cover enforcement costs.

The committee has received a complaint from Penny Webster MP about the Land Transport Rule 32006/1: Frontal Impact Standards 2001. The complainant argues that the Minister did not take into account required factors when making the rule.

Next Wednesday morning the committee will continue its regular scrutiny of new government regulations. At 8.45 am it will hear evidence from the Department of Internal Affairs about complaints relating to the Births, Deaths, and Marriages (Fees) Amendment Regulations 2001 and investigations into identity services fees regulations and the Gaming and Lotteries (Licence Fees) Amendment Regulations 2001. The hearing will be open to the public.

On Tuesday, the committee presented a report entitled Inquiry into regulation-making powers that authorise international treaties to override any provisions of New Zealand enactments. The report is available on the Office of the Clerk website: http://www.clerk.parliament.govt.nz/cgi-bin/select-reports.

Transport and Industrial Relations (Lyn Main, SC-TI@parliament.govt.nz)

The committee has reported on the 2000/01 financial review of the Accident Compensation Corporation. The report can be viewed on the Office of the Clerk website.

The committee started hearing evidence on the Health and Safety in Employment Amendment Bill on 13 March and will continue hearing evidence on this bill on the morning of 20 March.

From 3.15 pm on Wednesday, 20 March, the committee is inquiring into the introduction of the Land Transport Rule: Frontal Impact 2001. This rule is to be implemented on 1 April 2002. The committee has requested briefings from the Land Transport Safety Authority, the Ministry of Transport, the Motor Industry Association and the Independent Motor Vehicle Dealers Association.

Closing dates for submissions

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

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade

Customs and Excise Amendment Bill (No 4) (22 March 2002)

Amendments to the Australia New Zealand Joint Food Standards Treaty (15 March 2002)

Government Administration

Statutes Amendment Bill (No 2) (22 March 2002)

Responsible Gambling Bill (2 April 2002)

Justice and Electoral

Retirement Villages Bill (26 April 2002)

Maori Affairs

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

Inquiry into the Treaty of Waitangi Fisheries Commissions (Te Ohu Kai Moana) (5 April 2002)

General

You can find further information about select committees on our website at www.clerk.parliament.govt.nz.


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