Oral Hearings into ‘Ending One’s Life in NZ' to Begin
11 August 2016
Media release – Select
Petition 2014/18 of Hon Maryan
Street and 8,794 others
Committee to begin Oral Hearings into ‘Ending One’s Life
in New Zealand’ (Petition of Hon Maryan Street)
The Health Select Committee has agreed to begin oral
hearings on the Petition of Hon Maryan Street and 8,974
Others from 24 August 2016. This is the next step in the
parliamentary petition process.
The Office of the
Clerk has processed a total of 21,435 written submissions.
This represents the bulk of submissions received. A final
number will be known later in the process after the Office
of the Clerk completes its final considerations.
Office of the Clerk have advised the committee that over
1,800 submitters have indicated that they would like to
speak to the committee.
It remains the committee’s
intention to hold hearings around New Zealand. These
locations will be agreed upon by the committee over the
The committee once again thanks all
who have taken the time to make a submission.
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