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Select Committee Business - 23 to 30 April 2004

Select Committee Business

From 23 April to 30 April 2004

Committee meetings

Nine committee meetings were held this week, five in the parliamentary complex, one in Whangarei and three in Auckland.

Reports presented

(available at http://www.clerk.parliament.govt.nz/Publications/CommitteeReport)


2002/03 financial review of the Auckland District Health Board, Counties Manakau District Health Board, and Waitemata District Health Board

Committee notes

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

Commerce (Michelle Malyon, SC-Commerce@parliament.govt.nz)

The committee next meets on 6 May to further its consideration of the 2002/03 financial review of Industry New Zealand. The committee will also receive a briefing from TVNZ concerning its accountability to Parliament. The committee will also consider two petitions regarding shop trading hours. In the afternoon and evening the committee will further its consideration of the Electricity and Gas Industries Bill.

Fisheries and Other Sea-related Legislation (Miles Reay, SC-MA@parliament.govt.nz,)

This week the committee heard submissions on the Maori Fisheries Bill in Whangarei. Next week it will continue to hear submissions on this bill in Wellington. The meeting on 3 May will commence at 2.00 pm and on the 4 May at 3.30 pm. Part of both meetings will be open to the public.

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

The committee did not meet this week.

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

The committee met this week to further consider the Building Bill. It next meets on 6 May to begin consideration of the Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Amendment Bill, and to hear evidence on the Statutes Amendment Bill (No 4). The hearing will be open to the public.

The committee will also further consider the Building Bill and the Petition of Dr George Paterson Barton Vaitoa Sa and 100,000 others to repeal the Citizenship (Western Samoa) Act 1982.

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

This week the committee heard further evidence on the agreement for the establishment of a joint scheme for the regulation of therapeutic products. The committee presented its report on the 2002/03 financial reviews of the Auckland, Counties Manukau, and Waitemata District Health Boards. The committee has made a combined report on the three DHBs as it has examined the provision of health services in the Auckland region as a whole. This report can be viewed at:


Next week the committee will continue consideration on its remaining financial reviews, and further progress consideration of the Human Assisted Reproductive Technology Bill.

Justice and Electoral (Angela Van Dam, SC-JE@parliament.govt.nz)

The committee met on 28 April to consider the Judicial Matters Bill and the 2002/03 financial review of the Legal Services Agency, and to consider and hear evidence on the Care of Children Bill.

The committee’s next meeting is on 5 May, when it will consider the 2002/03 financial review of the Legal Services Agency, the Care of Children Bill, and the Parole (Extended Supervision) and Sentencing Amendment Bill.

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

The committee met this week to consider the Police Complaints Authority (Commission of Inquiry into Police Conduct) Amendment Bill.

The committee meets next week to consider the Police Complaints Authority (Conditional Name Protection) Amendment Bill. This will be open to the public from 10.00 am to 10.30 am. The committee will also consider the Crimes Amendment Bill (No 2), and this will be open to the public from 11.30 am to 12.20 pm.

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

On 6 May the committee will consider the 2002/03 financial review of the Maori Broadcasting Funding Agency Te Mângai Pâho.

Primary Production (Bob Bunch, SC-PP@parliament.govt.nz)

The committee did not meet this week due to the adjournment. The committee’s next meeting is on 6 May when the committee will further consider the Meat Board Restructuring Bill and the 2002/03 financial reviews of AgriQuality Limited and ASURE New Zealand Limited. The committee will also commence hearing evidence on Part 3 of the Fisheries Amendment Bill No 3.

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

The committee will meet on 6 May to begin hearing evidence on the Social Security (Long-term Residential Care) Amendment Bill.

Closing dates for submissions

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

Taxation (Annual Rates, Venture Capital and Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill (21 May 2004)

Government Administration

Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Amendment Bill (30 April 2004)

Local Government and Environment

Local Government Law Reform Bill (No 3) (7 May 2004)

Primary Production

Fisheries Amendment Bill (No 3) (3 May 2004)

Social Services

Charities Bill (3 June 2004)

Transport and Industrial Relations

Local Government (Auckland) Amendment Bill (3 May 2004)


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:

Louise Sparrer

Senior Parliamentary Officer

ph: 471 9569, fax: 499 0486, or at louise.sparrer@parliament.govt.nz

Compiled in the Select Committee Office, Office of the Clerk, 30 April 2004

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