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Select committee business From 25 Jan to 31 Jan 20

Select committee business From 25 January to 31 January 2003 Committee meetings

The Health Committee met on two days in Auckland.

Reports presented (available at

There were no reports presented.

Bills referred to select committees

No bills have been referred.

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

Commerce (Ethan Tucker,

The committee is scheduled to meet for the first time in 2003 on Thursday, 13 February.

Health (Catherine Parkin,

The committee met in Auckland for two days this week to commence hearing evidence on the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Bill, and to hear evidence on its financial reviews of the Counties Manukau, Waikato and Northland district health boards.

The committee will next meet on Monday, 10 February from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm, when it will continue to hear evidence on the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Bill. This will be in room G.002, Parliament House, and will be open to the public.

Justice and Electoral (Louise Sparrer,

The committee’s next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, 12 February, at which it will 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 2003, while the report date for the two clean slate bills is 2 May 2003.

Submissions have been called for 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 2003. The deadline for submissions on the Supreme Court Bill is 28 March 2003 and the bill has a report date of 16 June 2003.

Maori Affairs (Miles Reay,

On Thursday, 13 February the committee will be considering the Maori Purposes Bill (No 2). A hearing of evidence from Te Mangai Paho (the Maori Broadcasting Funding Agency) in relation to its financial review has been deferred until Thursday, 20 February.

Regulations Review (Michael Wilkinson,

The committee will meet on Wednesday, 12 February to continue its regular scrutiny of new government regulations.

Transport and Industrial Relations (Kath Henderson,

The committee did not meet this week. On Thursday, 13 February it will hear evidence on the 2001/02 financial reviews 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 2003 (3 February 2003)

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Inquiry into New Zealand's political, diplomatic, 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 (31 March 2003)

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


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