Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 

Have Your Say On An Inquiry Into Parliamentary Scrutiny Of Confirmable Instruments

The Regulations Review Committee have opened for submissions on an inquiry into parliamentary scrutiny of confirmable instruments. The committee has produced a report about the confirmation process in order to inform submissions on its inquiry. You can read the report here.

Terms of reference

The terms of reference for the inquiry are:

· Is the current process of parliamentary scrutiny of confirmable instruments effective?

· Are any changes required to parliamentary or government processes to make the parliamentary scrutiny of confirmable instruments more effective?

Questions for investigation

To help the committee focus its inquiry, the committee is seeking submissions which respond to the following questions or any other matter raised in its report:

· Does the current process of parliamentary scrutiny of confirmable instruments provide effective scrutiny?

o What problems, if any, do you identify with the current process?

o Do you have any comment on the problems identified in this interim report?

· Is the additional layer of scrutiny provided through the confirmation process currently being applied to appropriate instruments?

o Do you agree that the confirmation process should not be used for decisions to make secondary legislation that involve little or no discretion?

o Would it be useful to have more guidance on the types of circumstances in which the confirmation process is appropriate?

o Are there instruments currently outside the process that should be included in it?

· How should the Regulations Review Committee (RRC) improve the process by which it scrutinises confirmable instruments?

o Should the RRC ask administering agencies to complete a standard list of specific questions in relation to each confirmable instrument?

o Should all confirmable instruments, or certain confirmable instruments, be referred to relevant subject-matter select committees, rather than being examined solely by the RRC?

o Do you have any other suggestion for how the RRC can receive advice to effectively inform its scrutiny of confirmable instruments?

· Would there be advantages in the RRC beginning its scrutiny of certain confirmable instruments after they are made but before the Subordinate Legislation Confirmation Bill is referred to it?

Tell the Regulations Review Committee what you think

Make a submission by 11.59pm on Friday, 3 April 2020.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Gordon Campbell: On How National’s ”New” Welfare Plan Resurrects A Past Failure


Sam Uffindell’s defenders keep reminding us that he was only 16 at the time of the King’s College incident, and haven’t we all done things in our teens that, as adults, we look back on with shame and embarrassment? True. Let's be honest. Haven’t we all at one time or another, joined a gang and beaten a smaller, younger kid black and blue with wooden clubs? In that respect, Uffindell’s defenders on the streets of Tauranga risk sounding a bit like the psychiatrist Kargol played by Graham Chapman on Monty Python. Some of the media commentary has also noted how the Uffindell saga has taken the shine off National’s good poll results and distracted us all from the unveiling of an important welfare policy at the recent National Patty conference. OK… So let's put the spotlight back on that welfare policy...
More>>




 
 

National: Food Prices Climb Taking Kiwis Backwards
Kiwi families continue to battle runaway food prices, National’s Finance spokesperson Nicola Willis says... More>>



Transport & Infrastructure: Have Your Say On The Future Of Inter-regional Passenger Rail In New Zealand

The Transport and Infrastructure Committee has opened an inquiry into the future of inter-regional passenger rail in New Zealand. The aim of the inquiry is to find out what the future could hold for inter-regional passenger rail... More>>


National: Sam Uffindell Stood Down Pending Investigation
Tauranga MP Sam Uffindell has been stood down from the National Party caucus pending an investigation into further allegations about his past behaviour, says National Party Leader Christopher Luxon... More>>



Government: Tax Break To Boost Long-term Rental Supply
The Government is encouraging more long-term rental options by giving developers tax relief for as long as the homes are held as long-term rentals, the Housing Minister Megan Woods has announced... More>>


National: NZ Migrant Arrivals Hit Lowest Mark Since 1990s
Today’s net migration figures show that Labour has failed to deliver the desperately needed skilled migrants they promised, meaning labour shortages will persist into the future, National’s Immigration spokesperson Erica Stanford says... More>>


Green Party: Abuse Revelations Leave No Choice But To Overhaul RSE Scheme
The Green Party is calling on the Government to overhaul the Recognised Seasonal Employers scheme in the wake of revelations of shocking human rights violations... More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels