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Select Committee Business 28 May to 4 June 2004

Select Committee Business From 28 May to 4 June 2004

Committee meetings Four committee meetings were held this week, all in the parliamentary complex.

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

Government Administration Petition 2002/115 of Hans Andersen and 3,092 others

Transport and Industrial Relations Local Government (Auckland) Amendment Bill (113-2)

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 9 June to further its consideration of the Electricity and Gas Industries Bill.

Finance and Expenditure (Peter Hurndell, SC-FE@parliament.govt.nz) The committee did not meet this week. The committee is scheduled to next meet on 10 June to consider the Reserve Bank’s Monetary Policy Statement, due for release on that day. Dr Bollard, the Governor of the Reserve Bank, has been asked to appear for this meeting.

The committee is also scheduled to consider the 2003/2004 Supplementary Estimates and hear submissions on the Taxation (Annual Rates, Venture Capital, and Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill.

It is expected that the meeting will be open to the public from 10.30 am to 11.30 am for the consideration of the Monetary Policy Statement and from 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm to hear submissions on the tax bill.

Government Administration (Lesley Ferguson, SC-GA@parliament.govt.nz) The committee did not meet this week. Next week the committee meets on 10 June to begin its consideration of the 2004/05 Estimates of Appropriations and to further consider the Building Bill and the Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Amendment Bill.

Health (Catherine Parkin, SC-Health@parliament.govt.nz) The committee will next meet on 9 June, to hear evidence on its inquiry in to the health effects of Agent Orange; this will be open to the public. The committee will also be considering a number of other items of business.

Justice and Electoral (Angela Van Dam, SC-JE@parliament.govt.nz) The committee did not meet this week. The committee’s next meeting will be on 9 June, when it will consider the Parole (Extended Supervision) and Sentencing Amendment Bill, the Care of Children Bill. The committee will also consider Vote Attorney-General, Vote Justice, and Vote Parliamentary Counsel as part of the 2004/05 Estimates examination.

The committee will also meet on 10 June, to consider the Lawyers and Conveyancers Bill.

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

The committee did not meet this week. The next meeting is scheduled for 16 June when the committee will further consider the Courts and Criminal Matters Bill, the Protocol against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, their Parts, Components and Ammunition, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organised Crime, and the 2004/05 Estimates: Vote Police. The meeting will be open to the public, from 11.15 am to 1.00 pm, during a hearing of evidence on Vote Police. Those giving evidence are the Minister of Police and senior officials from the New Zealand Police, including the Police Commissioner, Rob Robinson.

Local Government and Environment (Beth Watson, SC-LGE@parliament.govt.nz) The committee will meet on 10 June to continue its consideration of the Local Government Law Reform Bill (No 3) and to continue its inquiry into the alleged accidental release of genetically engineered sweet corn plants in 2000 and subsequent actions taken.

Transport and Industrial Relations (Kath Henderson, SC-TI@parliament.govt.nz) This week the committee reported the Local Government (Auckland) Amendment Bill. The committee met in Wellington on 2 and 3 June to hear the final submissions on the Employment Relations Law Reform Bill. The committee will next meet on 17 June to hear evidence on the Estimates for Votes Transport, ACC and Labour. The meeting will be open to the public from 9.30 am to 12.45 pm. The meeting room will be notified closer to the time.

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

Finance and Expenditure Supplementary Order Paper (SOP) 210 (4 June 2004)

Fisheries and Other Sea-related Legislation

Foreshore and Seabed Bill (12 July 2004) Law and Order Crimes (Drug Rape) Amendment Bill (9 June 2004)

Social Services

New Zealand Superannuation Amendment Bill (2 July 2004) Disabled Persons Employment Promotion (Repeal and Related Matters) Bill (28 June 2004) Parental Leave and Employment Protection Amendment Bill (25 June 2004)

General

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, 4 June 2004

ENDS


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