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Select committee business From 7 to 14 March

Select committee business From 7 March to 14 March 2003 Committee meetings

There were six committee meetings, five of which were in the parliamentary complex. One committee met in Auckland.

Reports presented (available at

Justice and Electoral Petition 2002/41 of Katrina Margaret Jane Dickie and 979 others Regulations Review Eighth Australasian and Pacific Conference on Delegated Legislation and Fifth Australasian and Pacific Conference on the Scrutiny of Bills (I.16A) Social Services Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill (188-2)

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

Commerce (Michelle Malyon,

The committee did not meet this week. It next meets on Thursday, 20 March to hear evidence on the financial review of Radio New Zealand Limited, which will be open to the public, and further its consideration of the financial reviews of Television New Zealand Limited and the Meteorological Service of New Zealand Limited.

Education and Science (Angela Van Dam,

Next week the committee will meet on Wednesday, 19 March to hear evidence on the 2001/02 financial review of the New Zealand Teachers Council and the inquiry into teacher education. Both hearings of evidence will be open to the public.

Finance and Expenditure (Peter Hurndell,

The committee did not meet this week. Next week, the committee will meet on Wednesday, 19 March in Room G.002, Parliament House between 10.00 am and
1.00 pm to consider the Reserve Bank of New Zealand Amendment Bill and the Income Tax Bill. The committee will also hear evidence on the Monetary Policy Statement. The hearing of evidence will be open to the public.

The committee is currently receiving submissions on the Income Tax Bill. Submissions close, on Thursday, 24 April 2003. Information on the bill may be found at and at

Government Administration (Lesley Ferguson,

The committee meets next week on Thursday, 20 March in Wellington. It will hear evidence from Dr Seddon Bennington, chief executive, on the financial and operational performance for the 2001/02 financial year of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. The committee will also further consider its inquiry into the weathertightness of buildings in New Zealand, and the financial reviews of the Building Industry Authority and New Zealand Lotteries Commission.

Health (Catherine Parkin,

The committee met on Wednesday of this week. It continued consideration of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Bill, and other items.

The committee is expecting an Order in Council to be referred to it within the next week, which will amend the classification of methamphetamines and some other substances under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975. The committee received a briefing this week on the proposed reclassification from the Expert Advisory Committee on Drugs and officials from the Ministry of Health.

Next week the committee will meet on Wednesday, when it will hear evidence on the 2001/02 financial review of the Tairawhiti District Health Board, from 9.45 am to
11.00 am, and the Mid Central District Health Board, from 11.30 am to 1.00 pm. These will both take place in Room G.003, Parliament House, and will be open to the public.

The committee is inviting submissions on the Health (Screening Programmes) Amendment Bill, which will close on Friday 11 April. For more information on this bill and on how to make a submission, please refer to

Justice and Electoral (Louise Sparrer,

The committee met on 12 March to consider the Retirement Villages Bill. At its next meeting on 19 March, the committee will continue to consider the Retirement Villages Bill. It will also briefly consider its inquiry into the 2002 General Election, the Conveyancers Bill and the Supreme Court Bill. None of these items will be open to the public.

Local Government and Environment (Marie Alexander,

The committee met on Thursday, 13 March to start hearing submissions on the Marine Reserves Bill. The committee next meets on Thursday, 20 March to hear further submissions on the Marine Reserves Bill. The meeting will be open to the public during the hearings. The schedule of select committee meetings on the website will state the times that the meeting will be open.

Mâori Affairs (Miles Reay,

The committee will next meet on Thursday, 20 March to further consider the Te Whanau-a-Taupara Trust Empowering Bill, continue its inquiry into the Crown Forestry Rental Trust, and hear evidence from Te Puni Kokiri on its report into service delivery to Mâori by the New Zealand Police.

Officers of Parliament (Andrew Beattie,

The committee will next meet on Thursday, 20 March at 8.00 am in Room G.006, Parliament House to consider the appointment of an Ombudsman and the 2003/04 Budgets and 2002/03 Supplementary Appropriations for Officers of Parliament.

Primary Production (Bob Bunch,

The committee did not meet this week. Next week it will hold further hearings of evidence on the inquiry into the management and administration of the scampi fishery. Witnesses to appear before the committee on Monday and Tuesday, 17 and 18 March, are either staff or former staff of Ministry of Fisheries or its predecessor, the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries. They are:

Monday, 17 March – non-compliance issues such as permitting:

Person Time Arthur Hore 1.30 pm to 2.00 pm Robin Allen 2.00 pm to 3.00 pm (videoconference) Bruce Shallard 3.00 pm to 4.00 pm Larry Ferguson 4.15 pm to 4.45 pm Kim Walshe 4.45 pm to 5.30 pm Barry Nalder 5.30 pm to 7.30 pm Tuesday, 18 March – compliance issues:

Person Time John Reid 3.15 pm to 3.45 pm Trevor Prescott 3.45 pm to 5.30 pm

On Wednesday and Thursday, 19 to 20 March, the Ministry of Fisheries will return to provide further evidence as follows:

Wednesday, 19 March from 3.15 pm to 6.00 pm and Thursday, 20 March from
10.00 am to 1.00 pm. All hearings will be held in Room G.003.

Regulations Review (Michael Wilkinson,

The committee did not meet this week. It will next meet on Wednesday, 19 March to continue its regular scrutiny of new government regulations.

Transport and Industrial Relations (Kath Henderson,

The committee met in Auckland from 9.30 am to 7.20 pm on Thursday this week to hear submissions on the Land Transport Management and Road Traffic Reduction Bills. The meeting was open to the public. Next week the committee will meet twice in Wellington, on the afternoon of Wednesday, 19 March from 3.15 pm to 5.30 pm and on the morning of Thursday, 20 March to hear submissions and further consider the two bills. The Wednesday afternoon meeting will be open to the public. The Thursday morning meeting will be open to the public between 11.30 am and 12.30 pm while submissions are being heard.

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

Commerce Consumer Credit Bill (3 April 2003) Status of Redundancy Payments Bill (17 April 2003)

Finance and Expenditure Income Tax Bill (24 April 2003)

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Inquiry into New Zealand’s political, diplomatic, trade and cultural relationship with Latin American countries (21 March 2003) Imports and Exports (Restrictions) Amendment Bill (21 March 2003) Hazardous Substances and New Organisms (Stockholm Convention) Amendment Bill (21 March 2003)

Health Health (Screening Programmes) Amendment Bill (11 April 2003)

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

Law and Order Independent Police Complaints Authority Amendment Bill (9 April 2003) Telecommunications (Interceptions Capability) Bill (9 April 2003)

Local Government and Environment Wellington City Empowering and Amendment Bill (31 March 2003)

Transport and Industrial Relations Holidays Bill (30 May 2003) Holidays (Four Weeks Annual Leave) Amendment Bill (6 June 2003)


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

Carol Rankin Senior Parliamentary Officer ph: 471 9534, fax: 499 0486, or at

Compiled in the Select Committee Office, Office of the Clerk, 14 March 2003

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