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Journals of the House for the week beginning Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

The House met at 2.00 pm.

Prayers

1. Introduction of distinguished visitors

The Speaker informed the House that Dr William F Shija, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, was within the precincts of the Chamber.

The Secretary-General was welcomed with applause and accorded a seat on the left of the Chair.

The Speaker also informed the House that the Public Hospital System Select Committee of the Legislative Council of Tasmania, led by Hon Ivan Dean, was within the precincts of the Chamber.

The committee was welcomed with applause.

2. Business of the House

By leave, agreed that Wednesday, 9 December 2009 be a day where private and local orders of the day and Members’ orders of the day take precedence.

3. Petitions

The presentation of seven petitions was announced (see Related links for petitions presented).

4. Papers

Twenty-three papers were announced as published under the authority of the House (see Related links for papers published under the authority of the House).

5. Select committee reports

The presentation of 18 reports was announced.

The following bills were set down for second reading:

  • Student Loan Scheme (Exemptions and Miscellaneous Provisions) Amendment Bill
  • Antarctica (Environmental Protection: Liability Annex) Amendment Bill
  • Cluster Munitions (Prohibition) Bill
  • Children, Young Persons, and Their Families (Youth Courts Jurisdiction and Orders) Amendment Bill.

The following reports were set down for consideration:

  • Recommended sitting programme for 2010
  • Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s financial stability report, November 2009
  • Inquiry into the appointment of an auditor of the Office of the Controller and Auditor-General
  • Interim report on the Complaint regarding the Resource Management (Forms, Fees and Procedure) Amendment Regulations 2009

(see Related links for select committee reports).

6. Introduction of bills

The introduction of the—

  • Courts (Remote Participation) Bill
  • Financial Service Providers (Pre-Implementation Adjustments) Bill—

was announced and the bills were set down for first reading.

7. Questions for oral answer

Twelve questions to Ministers were answered.

8. Government orders of the day

Taxation (Annual Rates, Trans-Tasman Savings Portability, KiwiSaver, and Remedial Matters) Bill

The Taxation (Annual Rates, Trans-Tasman Savings Portability, KiwiSaver, and Remedial Matters) Bill was read a first time and stood referred to a select committee.

Resolved, That the Finance and Expenditure Committee consider the Taxation (Annual Rates, Trans-Tasman Savings Portability, KiwiSaver, and Remedial Matters) Bill (Hon Peter Dunne).

Insurance (Prudential Supervision) Bill

The Insurance (Prudential Supervision) Bill was read a first time and stood referred to a select committee.

Resolved, That the Finance and Expenditure Committee consider the Insurance (Prudential Supervision) Bill (Hon Phil Heatley for Hon Bill English).

Statutes Amendment Bill

The Statutes Amendment Bill was read a first time and stood referred to a select committee.

Resolved, That the Government Administration Committee consider the Statutes Amendment Bill, and that the committee report finally to the House on or before 1 April 2010 (Hon Phil Heatley for Hon Nathan Guy).

Human Assisted Reproductive Technology (Storage) Amendment Bill

The Human Assisted Reproductive Technology (Storage) Amendment Bill was read a first time and stood referred to a select committee.

Resolved, That the Health Committee consider the Human Assisted Reproductive Technology (Storage) Amendment Bill (Hon Simon Power).

Legal Services Amendment Bill

The Speaker declared the House in Committee for consideration of the Legal Services Amendment Bill.

 

 

(In the Committee)

Part 1 read.

Resolved, That Part 1 stand part.

Part 2 read.

Resolved, That Part 2 stand part.

Clauses 1, 2, and 3 read.

Resolved, That clause 1 stand part.

Resolved, That clause 2 stand part.

Resolved, That clause 3 stand part.

The Chairperson announced that the bill would be reported without amendment.

Reporting of bill

The Speaker resumed the Chair, and the Chairperson reported the Legal Services Amendment Bill without amendment.

The report was adopted and the bill set down for third reading next sitting day.

Maori Commercial Aquaculture Claims Settlement (Regional Agreements) Amendment Bill

The Maori Commercial Aquaculture Claims Settlement (Regional Agreements) Amendment Bill was read a second time and set down for Committee stage next sitting day.

Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill

Hon Phil Heatley moved, and the question was proposed, That the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill be now read a second time.

9. Adjournment

At 10.00 pm the Speaker interrupted the debate, set it down for resumption next sitting day, and left the Chair.

 

 

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

The House met at 2.00 pm.

Prayers

1. Petitions

The presentation of the petition of the Board of Governors of Christ’s College (Canterbury) requesting that the Christ’s College (Canterbury) Amendment Bill be introduced was announced.

An endorsement by the Clerk of the House that Standing Orders had been complied with was read by the Speaker.

The presentation of three other petitions was announced (see Related links for petitions presented).

2. Papers

Three papers were announced as published under the authority of the House (see Related links for papers published under the authority of the House).

3. Select committee reports

The presentation of one report was announced.

The report on the visit of the Primary Production Committee to Australia, 10–14 August 2009 was set down for consideration (see Related links for select committee reports).

4. Introduction of bills

The introduction of the—

  • Christ’s College (Canterbury) Amendment Bill
  • Appropriation (2008/09 Financial Review) Bill
  • Television New Zealand Amendment Bill

was announced and the bills were set down for first reading.

5. Questions for oral answer

Twelve questions to Ministers were answered.

6. Application to debate matter of urgent public importance

The Speaker notified the House that Jeanette Fitzsimons had indicated her desire to move (for the purpose of debating the Government’s emissions reduction target in the light of evidence from a new study), That the House take note of a matter of urgent public importance.

The Speaker informed the House that he had declined the application.

7. General debate

Hon Phil Goff moved, and the question was proposed, That the House take note of miscellaneous business.

The motion lapsed.

8. Private and local orders of the day

Methodist Church of New Zealand Trusts Bill

The Methodist Church of New Zealand Trusts Bill was read a third time.

9. Members’ orders of the day

Fair Trading (Soliciting on Behalf of Charities) Amendment Bill

The Fair Trading (Soliciting on Behalf of Charities) Amendment Bill was read a first time and stood referred to a select committee.

Resolved, That the Commerce Committee consider the Fair Trading (Soliciting on Behalf of Charities) Amendment Bill (Amy Adams).

Shop Trading Hours Act 1990 Repeal (Easter Sunday Local Choice) Amendment Bill

Todd McClay moved, and the question was proposed, That the Shop Trading Hours Act 1990 Repeal (Easter Sunday Local Choice) Amendment Bill be now read a first time.

On the question, That the bill be now read a first time, the votes were recorded as follows:

Ayes 59

Adams

Auchinvole (P)

Bakshi (P)

Bennett D

Bennett P (P)

Blue

Boscawen (P)

Bridges

Brownlee

Calder

Carter D (P)

Carter J (P)

Chadwick

Coleman (P)

Collins

Dean (P)

Douglas (P)

Dunne (P)

Finlayson (P)

Flavell

Foss (P)

Garrett (P)

Gilmore

Goudie (P)

Groser (P)

Guy (P)

Hayes

Henare (P)

Hide (P)

Hutchison (P)

Joyce (P)

Kaye

Key (P)

King C (P)

Lee

Mapp (P)

McClay

McCully (P)

Parata

Peachey (P)

Power (P)

Quinn

Roy H (P)

Ryall (P)

Sharples (P)

Smith L (P)

Smith N (P)

te Heuheu (P)

Tisch (P)

Tolley (P)

Tremain

Turia (P)

Upston

Wagner (P)

Wilkinson (P)

Williamson (P)

Wong

Woodhouse

Teller:

Goodhew

Noes 62

Ardern J

Ardern S (P)

Barker

Beaumont

Borrows

Burns (P)

Carter C

Chauvel (P)

Choudhary (P)

Clendon

Cosgrove (P)

Cunliffe (P)

Curran

Dalziel (P)

Davis (P)

Delahunty

Dyson

English (P)

Fenton

Fitzsimons

Goff (P)

Graham (P)

Hague (P)

Hawkins (P)

Heatley (P)

Hipkins

Hodgson

Horomia (P)

Hughes

Huo

Jones

Katene

Kedgley (P)

King A (P)

Laban (P)

Lees-Galloway (P)

Locke

Lotu-Iiga (P)

Macindoe (P)

Mahuta (P)

Mallard (P)

Moroney (P)

Nash (P)

Norman

O’Connor (P)

Parker (P)

Pillay

Prasad

Ririnui (P)

Robertson G

Robertson R (P)

Roy E (P)

Sepuloni

Shanks (P)

Shearer (P)

Sio (P)

Street

Turei

Twyford (P)

Young

Teller: Mackey

(P) denotes proxy vote.

Motion not agreed to.

Complaint regarding the Medicines Regulations 1984

The order of the day for the consideration of the report on the Complaint regarding the Medicines Regulations 1984 was called.

No member moved a motion relating to the report, and the order of the day was discharged.

Briefing from the New Zealand Baha’i community

Resolved, That the House take note of the report of the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee on the briefing from the New Zealand Baha’i community (John Hayes).

Report from the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment on Change in the high country: Environmental stewardship and tenure review and related briefing The order of the day for the consideration of the report on the Report from the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment on Change in the high country: Environmental stewardship and tenure review and a related briefing was called.

No member moved a motion relating to the report, and the order of the day was discharged.

Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s financial stability report, November 2009

Resolved, That the House take note of the report of the Finance and Expenditure Committee on the Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s financial stability report, November 2009 (Dr Russel Norman).

Interim report on the Complaint regarding the Resource Management (Forms, Fees, and Procedure) Amendment Regulations 2009 (SR 2009/73)

Resolved, That the House take note of the interim report of the Regulations Review Committee on the Complaint regarding the Resource Management (Forms, Fees, and Procedure) Amendment Regulations 2009 (SR 2009/73) (Jacinda Ardern).

10. Adjournment

At 9.20 pm the House adjourned.

 

 

Thursday, 10 December 2009

The House met at 2.00 pm.

Prayers

1. Business statement

The Leader of the House made a statement relating to the business of the House.

2. Petitions

The presentation of one petition was announced (see Related links for petitions presented).

3. Papers

Seven papers were announced as published under the authority of the House (see Related links for papers published under the authority of the House).

4. Select committee reports

The presentation of eight reports was announced.

The following reports were set down for consideration:

  • Special report in relation to the Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s financial stability report, November 2009
  • Investigation into Securities Amendment Act 2002 Commencement Order 2009 (SR 2009/10)
  • International treaty examination of the Convention between New Zealand and Australia for the Avoidance of Double Taxation with Respect to Taxes on Income and Fringe Benefits and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion

(see Related links for select committee reports).

5. Introduction of bills

The introduction of the—

  • Electricity Industry Bill
  • Local Government (Auckland Law Reform) Bill
  • Mental Health (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Amendment Bill—

was announced and the bills were set down for first reading.

6. Questions for oral answer

Twelve questions to Ministers were answered.

7. Government orders of the day

Subordinate Legislation (Confirmation and Validation) Bill

The Subordinate Legislation (Confirmation and Validation) Bill was read a second time and a third time.

Education (Polytechnics) Amendment Bill

Hon Gerry Brownlee for Hon Anne Tolley moved, and the question was proposed, That the Education (Polytechnics) Amendment Bill be now read a second time.

On the question, That the amendments recommended by the Education and Science Committee by majority be agreed to, the votes were recorded as follows:

Ayes 69 New Zealand National 58; ACT New Zealand 5; Māori Party 5; United Future 1
Noes 53 New Zealand Labour 43; Green Party 9; Progressive 1

Resolved, That the amendments recommended by the Education and Science Committee by majority be agreed to.

On the question, That the bill be now read a second time, the votes were recorded as follows:

Ayes 69 New Zealand National 58; ACT New Zealand 5; Māori Party 5; United Future 1
Noes 53 New Zealand Labour 43; Green Party 9; Progressive 1

Motion agreed to.

The Education (Polytechnics) Amendment Bill was read a second time and set down for Committee stage next sitting day.

Cluster Munitions (Prohibition) Bill

The Cluster Munitions Prohibition Bill was read a second time and a third time.

Legal Services Amendment Bill

The Legal Services Amendment Bill was read a third time.

8. Adjournment

At 5.58 pm the House adjourned.