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Select Committee Business 9 July - 16 July 2004

Select Committee Business

From 9 July to 16 July 2004

Committee meetings

Six 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

- 2004/05 Estimates for Vote Emergency Management, Internal Affairs, Ministerial Services, National Archives, Office of the Clerk, Ombudsmen, Pacific Island Affairs, Parliamentary Service, Prime Minister and Cabinet, Racing, Sport and Recreation, State Services, Statistics, Tourism, Women's Affairs, and Youth Development
Regulations Review
- Interim report on the Inquiry into affirmative resolution procedures (I.16F)
- Inquiry into material incorporated by reference (I.16G)

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 22 July to further its consideration of the 2004/05 Estimates; this meeting will not be open to the public.
Finance and Expenditure (Peter Hurndell, SC-FE@parliament.govt.nz)
The committee is next scheduled to meet on 21 July to further consider the 2004/05 Estimates of Appropriations Votes: Audit; Finance; Revenue; State-Owned Enterprises; Arts, Culture and Heritage; and Immigration. The committee is also scheduled to consider the Public Finance (State Sector Management) Bill, and is expected complete its hearing of submissions on the Taxation (Annual Rates, Venture Capital and Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill.
Fisheries and Other Sea-related Legislation (Miles Reay SC-MA@parliament.govt.nz,)
The committee met on 13 and 14 July to continue consideration of the Maori Fisheries Bill. It will continue consideration of the bill on 20 and 21 July.

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

The committee met on 15 July to consider the 2004/05 Estimates for Votes Emergency Management, Internal Affairs, Ministerial Services, National Archives, Office of the Clerk, Ombudsmen, Pacific Island Affairs, Parliamentary Service, Prime Minister and Cabinet, Racing, Sport and Recreation, State Services, Statistics, Tourism, Women’s Affairs and Youth Development. On 16 July the committee reported to the House on these votes.

At the 15 July meeting, the committee also considered the Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Amendment Bill. The committee next meets on 29 July to further consider this bill and to consider the petitions of Daniel Anglesey and 23 others and Denise Allen Powell and 522 others.
Health (Catherine Parkin, SC-Health@parliament.govt.nz)

The committee did not meet this week. On 21 July the committee will hear evidence from the Associate Minister of Health, Hon Ruth Dyson, on the 2004/05 Estimates for Vote Health. This will be open to the public from 9.00 am to 9.30 am in room G.010 Parliament House. The committee will also consider other items of business.

Justice and Electoral (Angela Van Dam, SC-JE@parliament.govt.nz)
The committee will meet next on 21 July to consider the 2004/05 Estimates for Vote Justice, and the Lawyers and Conveyancers Bill.
Law and Order (Tracey Rayner, SC-LO@parliament.govt.nz)
The committee met this week to consider and hear evidence on the 2004/05 Estimates for Vote Courts.
Next week the committee meets on 21 July to further consider the 2004/05 Estimates for Votes Police, Corrections and Courts, and the Courts and Criminal Matters Bill.

Local Government and Environment (BethWatson, SC-LE@parliament.govt.nz)
The committee will next meet on 22 July to continue both its consideration of its inquiry into the alleged accidental release of genetically engineered sweet corn plants in 2000 and subsequent actions taken and its examination of the 2004/05 Estimates. It will hear evidence on Vote Environment from 11.00 am until noon. It will consider both Vote Environment and Vote Climate Change and Energy Efficiency.

Maori Affairs (Miles Reay, SC-MA@parliament.govt.nz)
The committee met on 15 July to consider the 2004/05 Estimates for Vote Maori Affairs, and hear evidence on the 2004/05 Estimates for Vote Treaty Negotiations. The committee will further consider these items of business on 22 July.

Primary Production (Bob Bunch, SC-PP@parliament.govt.nz)
The committee’s next meeting will be on 22 July from 9.30 am to 5.00 pm. It will consider and hear evidence on Vote Lands, and give further consideration to Votes Agriculture and Forestry, Biosecurity, Fisheries and Food Safety in the examination of the 2004/05 Estimates. The committee will also consider and hear evidence on the Fisheries Amendment Bill (No.3).

Social Services (Graham Hill, SC-SS@parliament.govt.nz)
The committee met on 8 July to hear evidence on 2004/05 Estimates for Votes Child, Youth and Family Services and Employment. At the next meeting on 22 July the committee will consider all the votes allocated to it by the Finance and Expenditure Committee, hear evidence on the Parental Leave and Employment Protection Amendment Bill, consider further the Social Security (Long-term Residential Care) Amendment Bill and start the hearing of evidence on the Charities Bill. The committee will be hearing evidence on the Charities Bill from Wellington-based sector organisations from about 2.45 pm to 5.00 pm in room G003 in Parliament House, Wellington. The committee encourages other interested submitters to attend the meeting and listen to the evidence given by the sector organisations.

Transport and Industrial Relations (Kath Henderson, SC-TI@parliament.govt.nz)
The committee will meet on 22 July to further consider the 2004/05 Estimates for Votes Transport, ACC and Labour, the Employment Relations Law Reform Bill and the Railways Bill. The meeting will not be open to the public.
Closing dates for submissions
Committees are receiving submissions on the following items with the closing date shown:

Justice and Electoral
- New Zealand Sign Language (30 July 2004)
- Electoral Matters Bill (30 July 2004)
- Civil Union Bill (6 August 2004)
- Relationships (Statutory References) Bill (6 August 2004)
Law and Order
- Criminal Procedure Bill (4 August 2004)
Local Government and Environment
- Wellington Regional Council (Water Board Functions) Bill (18 August 2004)
Primary Production
- Animal Products (Dairy Products and Other Matters) Bill (3 August 2004)
Transport and Industrial Relations
-Land Transport Amendment Bill (11 August 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, 16 July 2004

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