Appropriations Review Committee conducting review of parliamentary funding
A committee to review the funding levels for services provided to members of Parliament and parliamentary parties was established recently by the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
The committee members are Grant Taylor (Chair), Wellington Managing Partner, Ernst and Young, and former Ministers the Rt Hon Paul East and the Hon Paul Swain.
The Parliamentary Service Act 2000 requires that a review is conducted in each parliamentary term of the funding to provide services to the House of Representatives and members of Parliament, and for funding entitlements for parliamentary purposes. The current review is expected to focus on:
administrative and support services provided to support the parliamentary operations of members of Parliament, parties, and qualifying electoral candidates
communications services provided to members of Parliament and qualifying electoral candidates
The committee must report to the Speaker by the end of August setting out details of the review, conclusions reached and any recommendations.
The Speaker is required to submit this report to the House of Representatives within 6 sitting days. The committee’s report will be available publicly after it is tabled in the House.
Previous triennial review reports are available from the related links panel on this web page.