Hearings to begin on End of Life Choice Bill
Wednesday 16 May 2018
After several weeks, processing thousands of submissions, the Justice Committee is ready to hear submissions on the End of Life Choices Bill says Chairperson,Raymond Huo.
“Dedicated committee staff have been engaged to take care of over 35,000 submissions received by the committee with many more to be processed. This is understood to be the highest number of submissions a select committee has ever received and is indicative of the significance of this complex issue to so many New Zealanders.”
The Justice Committee intends to hear from all the submitters who asked to be heard on the End of Life Choice Bill.
“The Committee intend to hear from the vast number of organisations, community groups and individuals who have taken the time to write to us. The committee will commence hearing from national organisations on Monday, 21 May 2018 in Wellington, before starting a number of regional sub-committee hearings, which will take place across the country over the coming months.”
Over the next weeks, committee staff will be in touch with individuals and organisational submitters who wish to be heard, to assist them with times and locations.
Hearings will be advertised on the Parliament website and communicated to the public.