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Select Committee Business From 28 July to 1 August 2014

Select Committee Business

From 28 July to 1 August 2014

Committee meetings

There were seven committee meetings, all in the parliamentary complex.

Reports presented

Education and Science Committee

• Inquiry into engaging parents in the education of their children (I.2C)

Finance and Expenditure Committee

• New Zealand Superannuation and Retirement Income Amendment Bill (166-2)

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee

• International treaty examination of the Instrument amending the Constitution and Convention of the International Telecommunication Union, Final Acts of the Plenipotentiary Conference (Guadalajara, 2010)

• International treaty examination of the International Telecommunication Union, Provisional Final Acts World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-12), Geneva, 23 January - 17 February 2012

• International treaty examination of the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Regional Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications in Higher Education

Health Committee

• Interim report on Petition 2011/102 of Carmel Berry and Charlotte Korte

• Petition 2011/71 of Dr Lynley Hood and Associate Professor Gordon Sanderson on behalf of the Visual Impairment Charitable Trust

• Report from the Controller and Auditor-General, Health sector: Results of the 2012/13 audits

Local Government and Environment Committee

• Petitions 2011/15 and 2011/16 of Christine Rose

• Interim report on Petition 2011/67 of Margi Martin, Amanda Austrin, and 31 others

• Petition 2011/105 of Daphne Taylor on behalf of Save Fiordland Incorporated and 18,128 others

• Report from the Controller and Auditor-General, Local government: Results of the 2012/13 audits

• Report from the Controller and Auditor-General, Inquiry into property investments by Delta Utility Services Limited at Luggate and Jacks Point

• Report from the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Hydroelectricity or wild rivers: Climate change versus natural heritage, update report

• Report from the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Making difficult decisions: Mining the conservation estate, update report

• Report from the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Water quality in New Zealand: Land use and nutrient pollution

Primary Production Committee

• Briefing on the health of bees

• Briefing on the Policy, project management, and programmes of Forestry Grants offered by the Ministry for Primary Industries

• Petition 2011/72 of Mandy Carter on behalf of SAFE and Humane Society International

Social Services Committee

• Interim report on the inquiry into the funding of specialist sexual violence social services

• Special report on the 2014/15 Estimates for Vote Social Development

Bills referred to select committees

Law and Order

• Crimes (Match-fixing) Amendment Bill

Committee notes

Commerce

The committee did not meet this week and is not scheduled to meet again this Parliament.

Education and Science

The committee did not meet this week and is not scheduled to meet again this Parliament.

Finance and Expenditure

The committee did not meet this week and is not scheduled to meet again this Parliament.

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade

The committee met on 31 July when it further considered the Report from the Controller and Auditor-General on New Zealand Defence Force: Progress with the Defence Sustainability Initiative and the petition of John Stansfield.

The committee also considered the petition of Bev Watson on behalf of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of New Zealand.

The committee is not scheduled to meet again this Parliament.

Government Administration

The committee is not scheduled to meet again this Parliament.

Health

The committee met on 30 July to continue its consideration of the Report of the Controller and Auditor-General on the results of the 2012/13 audits of the health sector, the Smoke-free Environments (Tobacco Plain Packaging) Amendment Bill, and the 2014 Parliamentary Committee Exchange with Australia. It also continued its consideration of the petition of Carmel Berry and Charlotte Korte on the use of surgical mesh in New Zealand, and the petition of Dr Lynley Hood and Associate Professor Gordon Sanderson.

The committee is not scheduled to meet again this Parliament.

Justice and Electoral

The committee did not meet this week and is not scheduled to meet again this Parliament.

Law and Order

The committee met on 31 July 2014 to consider the Parole (Extended Supervision Orders) Amendment Bill , the 2011/117 Petition of Grace Haden and the 2011/124 Petition of Ann Hodgetts.

The committee is not scheduled to meet again this Parliament.

Local Government and Environment

The committee met on 31 July to consider the Manukau City Council (Regulation of Prostitution in Specified Places) Bill, Petitions 2011/15 of Christine Rose, 2011/16 of Christine Rose, 2011/67 of Margi Martin, Amanda Austrin and 31 others, 2011/105 of Daphne Taylor on behalf of Save Fiordland Incorporated and 18,128 others, 2011/116 of Eugenie Sage, 2011/100 of Deborah Cox and 6 others, 2008/135 of Sue Kedgley, the Building (Earthquake-prone Buildings) Amendment Bill, and the Environmental Reporting Bill. It also considered the reports from the Controller and Auditor-General Inquiry into property investments by Delta Utility Services Limited at Luggate and Jacks Point, and Local Government: Results of the 2012/13 audits. The committee also considered the reports from the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Water quality in New Zealand: Land use and nutrient pollution; Update ReportMaking difficult decisions: Mining the conservation estate; and Hydroelectricity or wild rivers: Update Report – Climate change versus natural heritage.

The committee is not scheduled to meet again this Parliament.

Māori Affairs

The committee met this week to consider the Māori Language (Te Reo Māori) Bill and the Waitangi National Trust Board Amendment Bill.

The committee is not scheduled to meet again this Parliament.

Primary Production

The committee did not meet this week and is not scheduled to meet again this Parliament.

Privileges

The committee did not meet this week and is not scheduled to meet again this Parliament.

Regulations Review

The committee met on 31 July 2014 to consider its Activities Report 2014, and to continue its scrutiny of various legislative instruments and disallowable instruments that are not legislative instruments.

The committee is not scheduled to meet again this Parliament.

Social Services

The committee met on 30 July to consider its Inquiry into boarding houses in New Zealand, and Briefing into long-term caravan park and motor camp accommodation, as well as its Inquiry into the funding of specialist sexual violence social services. It also initiated an item of business named Special report on the 2014/15 Estimates for Vote Social Development and reported on it to the House on 30 July.

The committee reported its interim report on the Inquiry into the funding of specialist sexual violence social services to the House on 31 July.

The committee is not scheduled to meet again this Parliament.

Standing Orders

The committee did not meet this week and is not scheduled to meet again this Parliament.

Transport and Industrial Relations

The committee did not meet this week and is not scheduled to meet again this Parliament.

Closing dates for submissions

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

Law and Order

• Crimes (Match-fixing) Amendment Bill (no closing date)

• Parole (Extended Supervision Orders) Amendment Bill (no closing date)

Local Government and Environment

• Arts Centre of Christchurch Trust Bill (no closing date)

• Christchurch City Council (Rates Validation) Bill (no closing date)

Māori Affairs

• Māori Language (Te Reo Māori) Bill (no closing date)

Submissions can be made online.

General

Compiled in the Select Committee Office, Office of the Clerk, 1 August 2014

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