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Journals of the House

Journals of the House for the week beginning Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

The House met at 2.00 pm.

Prayers

1. Petitions

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

2. Papers

The Speaker presented one paper (see Related links for papers presented).

3. Select committee reports

The presentation of 17 reports was announced.

The following bills were set down for second reading:

  • Consumer Guarantees Amendment Bill
  • Juries (Jury Service and Protection of Particulars of Jury List Information) Amendment Bill.

The report on the Report from the Controller and Auditor-General Annual Plan 2011/12 was set down for consideration (see Related links for select committee reports).

4. Questions for oral answer

Twelve questions to Ministers were answered.

5. Government orders of the day

Weathertight Homes Resolution Services (Financial Assistance Package) Amendment Bill

The Weathertight Homes Resolution Services (Financial Assistance Package) Amendment Bill was read a third time.

Subordinate Legislation (Confirmation and Validation) Bill (No 3)

Hon Kate Wilkinson for Hon Simon Power moved, and the question was proposed, That the Subordinate Legislation (Confirmation and Validation) Bill (No 3) 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 111

New Zealand National 58; New Zealand Labour 42; ACT New Zealand 5; Māori Party 4; Progressive 1; United Future 1

Noes 10

Green Party 9; Independent: Carter C

Motion agreed to.

The Subordinate Legislation (Confirmation and Validation) Bill (No 3) was read a first time and stood referred to a select committee.

Resolved, That the Regulations Review Committee consider the Subordinate Legislation (Confirmation and Validation) Bill (No 3), that the committee report finally to the House on or before 12 September 2011, and that the committee have authority to meet at any time while the House is sitting (except during oral questions), during any evening on a day on which there has been a sitting of the House, and on a Friday in a week in which there has been a sitting of the House, despite Standing Orders 187 and 190(1)(b) and (c) (Hon Maurice Williamson for Hon Simon Power).

Electoral (Administration) Amendment Bill (No 2)

The Electoral (Administration) Amendment Bill (No 2) was read a second time and set down for Committee stage next sitting day.

Whanganui Iwi (Whanganui (Kaitoke) Prison and Northern Part of Whanganui Forest) On-account Settlement Bill

The Whanganui Iwi (Whanganui (Kaitoke) Prison and Northern Part of Whanganui Forest) On-account Settlement Bill was read a third time.

Television New Zealand Amendment Bill

Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman moved, and the question was proposed, That the Television New Zealand Amendment Bill be now read a third time.

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

Ayes 64

New Zealand National 58; ACT New Zealand 5; United Future 1

Noes 56

New Zealand Labour 42; Green Party 8; Māori Party 4; Progressive 1; Independent: Carter C

Motion agreed to.

The Television New Zealand Amendment Bill was read a third time.

Misuse of Drugs Amendment Bill

Hon Peter Dunne moved, and the question was proposed, That the Misuse of Drugs Amendment Bill be now read a second time.

6. Adjournment

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

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

The House met at 2.00 pm.

Prayers

1. Introduction of distinguished visitors

The Speaker informed the House that a delegation led by Abdullah Tarmugi, Speaker of the Parliament of Singapore, was within the precincts of the Chamber.

The delegation was welcomed with applause and the visiting Speaker accorded a seat on the left of the Chair.

2. Petitions

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

3. Select committee reports

The presentation of one report was announced.

The National Animal Identification and Tracing Bill was set down for second reading (see Related links for select committee reports).

4. Questions for oral answer

Twelve questions to Ministers were answered.

5. General debate

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

The motion lapsed.

6. Government orders of the day

Misuse of Drugs Amendment Bill

The House resumed the interrupted debate on the question, That the Misuse of Drugs Amendment Bill be now read a second time.

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

Ayes 105

New Zealand National 57; New Zealand Labour 42; Māori Party 4; Progressive 1; United Future 1

Noes 15

Green Party 9; ACT New Zealand 5; Independent: Carter, C

Motion agreed to.

The Misuse of Drugs Amendment Bill was read a second time and set down for Committee stage next sitting day.

Smoke-free Environments (Controls and Enforcement) Amendment Bill

Rahui Katene moved, and the question was proposed, That it be an instruction to the Committee of the whole House on the Smoke-free Environments (Controls and Enforcement) Amendment Bill that it have the authority to consider, and if it thinks fit adopt, the amendments in her name relating to the registration of tobacco sellers.

On the question, That the instruction be agreed to, the votes were recorded as follows:

Ayes 57

New Zealand Labour 42; Green Party 9; Māori Party 4; Progressive 1; Independent: Carter C

Noes 63

New Zealand National 57; ACT New Zealand 5; United Future 1

Motion not agreed to.

The Speaker declared the House in Committee for consideration of the Smoke-free Environments (Controls and Enforcement) Amendment Bill.

(In the Committee)

Part 1 read.

Chris Tremain moved, That the question be now put. The Chairperson declined the motion.

Dr Paul Hutchison moved, That the question be now put.

On the question, That the question be now put, the votes were recorded as follows:

Ayes 68

New Zealand National 58; ACT New Zealand 5; Māori Party 4; United Future 1

Noes 52

New Zealand Labour 42; Green Party 8; Progressive 1; Independent: Carter C

Resolved, That the question be now put.

The following amendments were put:

Clause 5A and new clause 6A:

Amendments set out on Supplementary Order Paper No 257 (Rahui Katene).

On the question, That the amendments be agreed to, the votes were recorded as follows:

Ayes 56

New Zealand Labour 42; Green Party 8; Māori Party 4; Progressive 1; Independent: Carter C

Noes 64

New Zealand National 58; ACT New Zealand 5; United Future 1

Amendments not agreed to.

Clause 7B:

Amendment set out on Supplementary Order Paper No 256 (Iain Lees-Galloway).

On the question, That the amendment be agreed to, the votes were recorded as follows:

Ayes 56

New Zealand Labour 42; Green Party 8; Māori Party 4; Progressive 1; Independent: Carter C

Noes 64

New Zealand National 58; ACT New Zealand 5; United Future 1

Amendment not agreed to.

The following amendment to the amendment was put:

Supplementary Order Paper No 256: clause 9: new section 29AA:

To omit “Mata” in each place where it appears and to substitute in each case “mate” (Iain Lees-Galloway).

On the question, That the amendment to the amendment be agreed to, the votes were recorded as follows:

Ayes 56

New Zealand Labour 42; Green Party 8; Māori Party 4; Progressive 1; Independent: Carter C

Noes 64

New Zealand National 58; ACT New Zealand 5; United Future 1

Amendment to the amendment not agreed to.

The following amendments were put:

Clauses 9 and 10:

Amendments set out on Supplementary Order Paper No 256 (Iain Lees-Galloway).

On the question, That the amendments be agreed to, the votes were recorded as follows:

Ayes 56

New Zealand Labour 42; Green Party 8; Māori Party 4; Progressive 1; Independent: Carter C

Noes 64

New Zealand National 58; ACT New Zealand 5; United Future 1

Amendments not agreed to.

New clause 9A:

Amendment set out on Supplementary Order Paper No 257 (Rahui Katene).

On the question, That the amendment be agreed to, the votes were recorded as follows:

Ayes 56

New Zealand Labour 42; Green Party 8; Māori Party 4; Progressive 1; Independent: Carter C

Noes 64

New Zealand National 58; ACT New Zealand 5; United Future 1

Amendment not agreed to.

Resolved, That Part 1 stand part.

Part 2 read.

Resolved, That Part 2 stand part.

Clauses 1 to 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 Smoke-free Environments (Controls and Enforcement) Amendment Bill without amendment.

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

Taxation (Tax Administration and Remedial Matters) Bill

Hon Peter Dunne moved, and the question was proposed, That the Taxation (Tax Administration and Remedial Matters) Bill be now read a second time.

7. Adjournment

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

Thursday, 14 July 2011

The House met at 2.00 pm.

Prayers

1. Return of member

The Speaker informed the House that he had been advised by the Electoral Commissioner, that pursuant to section 185 of the Electoral Act 1993, the name of the member elected to the House of Representatives for the Te Tai Tokerau Electoral District is Hone Pani Tamati Waka Nene Harawira.

2. Swearing in of member

Hone Harawira presented himself at the bar of the House and was called forward to the Chair by the Speaker, but failed to make the affirmation required by law and was not sworn in.

3. Business statement

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

4. Petitions

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

5. Select committee reports

The presentation of seven reports was announced.

The Criminal Procedure (Reform and Modernisation) Bill was set down for second reading.

The Special report seeking authority to inquire into the determinants of wellbeing for Pacific children was set down for consideration (see Related links for select committee reports).

6. Questions for oral answer

Twelve questions to Ministers were answered.

7. Government orders of the day

Smoke-free Environments (Controls and Enforcement) Amendment Bill

Hon Tariana Turia moved, and the question was proposed, That the Smoke-free Environments (Controls and Enforcement) Amendment Bill be now read a third time.

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

Ayes 117

New Zealand National 57; New Zealand Labour 42; Green Party 9; ACT New Zealand 2 (Boscawen, Hide); Māori Party 4; Progressive 1; United Future 1; Independent: Carter C

Noes 3

ACT New Zealand 3 (Calvert, Douglas, Roy H)

Motion agreed to.

The Smoke-free Environments (Controls and Enforcement) Amendment Bill was read a third time.

Taxation (Tax Administration and Remedial Matters) Bill

The House resumed the interrupted debate on the question, That the Taxation (Tax Administration and Remedial Matters) Bill be now read a second time.

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

Ayes 66

New Zealand National 56; ACT New Zealand 5; Māori Party 4; United Future 1

Noes 52

New Zealand Labour 42; Green Party 9; Independent: Carter C

Resolved, That the amendments recommended by the Finance and Expenditure 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 67

New Zealand National 58; ACT New Zealand 5; Māori Party 3; United Future 1

Noes 53

New Zealand Labour 42; Green Party 9; Progressive 1; Independent: Carter C

Motion agreed to.

The Taxation (Tax Administration and Remedial Matters) Bill was read a second time and set down for Committee stage next sitting day.

Child and Family Protection Bill

The Speaker declared the House in Committee for further consideration of the Child and Family Protection Bill.

(In the Committee)

Clauses 1 and 2, and Parts 1 to 3 read again.

At 5.55 pm the Chairperson left the Chair to report progress.

Reporting of bill

The Speaker resumed the Chair, and the Chairperson reported progress on the Child and Family Protection Bill.

The report was adopted and the bill set down for further consideration in Committee next sitting day.

8. Adjournment

At 5.55 pm the House adjourned.