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Select Committee Business

Select Committee Business

From 20 December 2002 to 24 January 2003 Committee meetings

There have been no committee meetings to date in 2003.

Reports presented (23 December 2002) (available at http://www.clerk.parliament.govt.nz/cgi-bin/select-reports)

Commerce Crown Minerals Amendment Bill (174-2)

Government Administration 2001/02 financial review of the Department of Internal Affairs 2001/02 financial review of the Ministry of Youth Affairs

Health Petition 1999/36 of Christine Rogan and 729 others

Local Government and Environment Petition 2002/30 of Warwick John Taylor and 20,352 others Petition 1999/59 of Virginia Lillian Church Petition 1999/47 of Jeffrey William Gibson Petition 1999/212 of Brian Arthur Meachen Petition 2002/24 of the Local Government Forum and 5571 others

Intelligence and Security (established pursuant to the Intelligence and Security Committee Act 1996) 2001/02 financial reviews of the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service and the Government Communications Security Bureau

Bills referred to select committees

No bill have been referred.

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

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

The committee is to meet for the first time this year on Thursday, 13 February in Wellington. It will hear evidence from Dr Bill Porteous, as chief executive, on the 2001/02 financial review of the Building Industry Authority.

The committee will also continue its consideration of the 2001/02 financial reviews of the State Services Commission and the Office of the Clerk. The inquiries into the weathertightness of buildings in New Zealand, and the operation of the Films, Videos, Publications and Classification Act 1993 will also be considered.

Health (Catherine Parkin, SC-Health@parliament.govt.nz)

The committee’s first meetings for the year will be in Auckland on 28 and 29 January. It will hear evidence on its financial reviews of three district health boards, as well as commence hearing evidence on the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Bill. The bill provides a framework for the regulation of health practitioners. It includes mechanisms to assure the public that a registered health practitioner is competent to practise. It also includes consistent procedures across the professions for handling complaints against health practitioners. The bill repeals 11 existing regulatory statutes.

On Tuesday, 28 January the committee will hear evidence on its 2001/02 financial review of the Counties Manukau District Health Board from 9.30 am to 11.00 am, on its review of the Waikato District Health Board from 11.30 am to 1.00 pm, and on the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Bill from 3.00 pm to 6.00 pm, and 7.15 pm to 10.00 pm.

On Wednesday, 29 January the committee will hear evidence on its 2001/02 financial review of the Northland District Health Board from 9.30 am to 11.00 am, and on the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Bill from 11.00 am to 1.00 pm, 2.00 pm to 6.00 pm, and 7.15 pm to 10.00 pm.

The hearings of evidence will be open to the public, and will take place in Conference Room One, Jet Inn Hotel, 63 Westney Rd, Mangere.

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

It is expected the committee will next meet in the week the House resumes, on 12 February. At its next meeting, the committee is likely to continue its consideration of the Retirement Villages Bill, the Criminal Records (Clean Slate) Bill and the Clean Slate Bill. The date by which the committee is to report to the House on the Retirement Villages Bill is 28 March, while the report date for the other two bills is 2 May. Submissions have been called for from the public on two further items before the committee. The date by which submissions on the committee’s inquiry into the 2002 General Election are due is 17 March. The deadline for submissions on the Supreme Court Bill is 28 March and the bill has a report date of 16 June.

Maori Affairs (Miles Reay, SC-MA@parliament.govt.nz)

On 13 February the committee will consider the Maori Purposes Bill (No 2), and hear evidence from Te Mangai Paho (Maori Broadcasting Funding Agency) on its 2001/02 financial review.

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

The committee will further consider the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill and the 2001/02 financial reviews. The meeting will be closed to the public with the exception of the Minister of Housing giving further evidence on the financial reviews of the Ministry of Housing and Housing New Zealand Corporation for a brief period. All the financial reviews are due to be reported to the House by 28 February.

Transport and Industrial Relations (Kath Henderson, SC-TI@parliament.govt.nz)

The committee is not scheduled to meet next week. On 13 February the committee will hear evidence on the financial review of the Transport Accident Investigation Commission and the Maritime Safety Authority.

Closing dates for submissions

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

Finance and Expenditure Budget Policy Statement (3 February 2003)

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Inquiry into New Zealand’s political, economic, trade and cultural relationship with Latin American countries (21 March 2003)

Justice and Electoral Inquiry into the 2002 General Election (17 March 2003) Supreme Court Bill (28 March 2003)

Local Government and Environment Marine Reserves Bill (31 January 2003) Wellington City Empowering and Amendment Bill (28 March 2003)

Transport and Industrial Relations Road Traffic Reduction Bill (28 February 2003) Land Transport Management (28 February 2003)


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

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