Hansard and Journals

Journals of the House

Content provider
House of Representatives
Information
Date:
1 May 2007
Downloads
Note: The above document(s) are provided as an Adobe PDF (PortableDocument Format) file. you can download a free viewer for PDF files from Adobe's web site.
Related links

Journals of the House for the week beginning Tuesday, 3 April 2007

Tuesday, 3 April 2007

The House met at 2.00 pm.

Prayers

1. Introduction of distinguished visitor

The Speaker informed the House that Hon Mrs Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett, Minister of Amerindian Affairs of the National Assembly of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, was within the precincts of the Chamber.

The Minister was welcomed with applause.

2. Petition

The presentation of one petition was announced.

(see Related links for petitions presented)

3. Papers

One paper was ordered to be published.

(see Related links for papers ordered to be published)

4. Select committee reports

The presentation of six reports was announced.

The report on the alterations to the 2006/07 appropriations for Vote Audit, Vote Ombudsmen, and Vote Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment and the 2007/08 draft budgets for the Office of the Controller and Auditor-General, the Office of the Ombudsmen, and the Office of the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment was set down for consideration.

(see Related links for select committee reports)

5. Questions for oral answer

Twelve questions to Ministers were answered.

6. Debate on a matter of urgent public importance

The Speaker informed the House that she had received applications from Keith Locke and Ron Mark to debate, as a matter of urgent public importance, the release of the Commission of Inquiry report into police conduct. The Speaker stated that priority would be given to the first application received.

Keith Locke moved, and the question was proposed, That the House take note of a matter of urgent public importance.

The motion lapsed.

7. Government orders of the day

State-Owned Enterprises (AgriQuality Limited and Asure New Zealand Limited) Bill

Hon Trevor Mallard moved, and the question was proposed, That the State-Owned Enterprises (AgriQuality Limited and Asure New Zealand Limited) 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 64 New Zealand Labour 49; New Zealand First 7; Māori Party 3; United Future 3; Progressive 1; Independent: Field
Noes 48 New Zealand National 48
Abstentions 6 Green Party 6

The bill was read a first time and stood referred to a select committee.

Hon Pete Hodgson for Hon Trevor Mallard moved a motion nominating the select committee to consider the bill and including an instruction in respect of the committee’s consideration of the bill.

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

Ayes 64 New Zealand Labour 49; New Zealand First 7; Māori Party 3; United Future 3; Progressive 1; Independent: Field
Noes 48 New Zealand National 48
Abstentions 6 Green Party 6

Resolved, That the State-Owned Enterprises (AgriQuality Limited and Asure New Zealand Limited) Bill be considered by the Commerce Committee, and that the committee report finally to the House on or before 30 April 2007.

Government notice of motion—deputy to Police Complaints Authority

Resolved, That, pursuant to section 8 of the Police Complaints Authority Act 1988, this House recommend His Excellency the Governor-General appoint Judge Michael Henry Walkinton Lance, acting District Court Judge of Wellington, as deputy to the Police Complaints Authority for a term of one year commencing on the date of appointment (Hon Mark Burton).

Justices of the Peace Amendment Bill, Immigration Advisers Licensing Bill and Human Rights (Women in Armed Forces) Amendment Bill.

The House resolved itself into Committee for consideration of the Justices of the Peace Amendment Bill, Immigration Advisers Licensing Bill and Human Rights (Women in Armed Forces) Amendment Bill.

(In the Committee)

Justices of the Peace Amendment Bill

Part 1 read.

  • The following amendment was put:

Part 1:

Amendment set out on Supplementary Order Paper No 100 (Hon Clayton Cosgrove).

Resolved, That the amendment be agreed to.

Resolved, That Part 1, as amended, stand part.

Part 2 read.

  • The following amendment was put:

Part 2:

Amendment set out on Supplementary Order Paper No 100 (Hon Clayton Cosgrove).

Resolved, That the amendment be agreed to.

Resolved, That Part 2, as amended, 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 presently with amendment.

Immigration Advisers Licensing Bill

Part 1 read.

At 9.55 pm the Chairperson left the Chair to report progress.

Reporting of bills

The Speaker resumed the Chair, and the Chairperson reported the Justices of the Peace Amendment Bill with amendment. The Chairperson also reported progress on the Immigration Advisers Licensing Bill and no progress on the Human Rights (Women in Armed Forces) Amendment Bill.

The report was adopted.

The Justices of the Peace Amendment Bill was set down for third reading next sitting day. The Immigration Advisers Licensing Bill was set down for further consideration in Committee next sitting day. The Human Rights (Women in Armed Forces) Amendment Bill was set down for consideration in Committee next sitting day.

8. Adjournment

At 9.56 pm the House adjourned.

Wednesday, 4 April 2007

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

Two papers were ordered to be published.

(see Related links for papers ordered to be published)

3. Select committee reports

The presentation of two reports was announced.

The Arbitration Amendment Bill was set down for second reading, and the Report on the Standards Estimates Questionnaire 2007/08 was set down for consideration.

(see Related links for select committee reports)

4. Questions for oral answer

Twelve questions to Ministers were answered.

5. General debate

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

The motion lapsed.

6. Government orders of the day

Justices of the Peace Amendment Bill

The Justices of the Peace Amendment Bill was read a third time.

Immigration Advisers Licensing Bill and Human Rights (Women in Armed Forces) Amendment Bill.

The House resolved itself into Committee for further consideration of the Immigration Advisers Licensing Bill and consideration of the Human Rights (Women in Armed Forces) Amendment Bill.

(In the Committee)

Immigration Advisers Licensing Bill

Part 1 read again.

  • The following amendments were put:

Clause 12:

To omit subclause (2) (Pansy Wong).

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

Ayes 48 New Zealand National 48
Noes 70 New Zealand Labour 49; New Zealand First 7; Green Party 6; Māori Party 3; United Future 3; Progressive 1; Independent: Field

Amendment not agreed to.

Clauses 31, 32, 33, 34, 36A and new clauses 36E to 36H:

Amendments set out on Supplementary Order Paper No 105 (Dr Pita Sharples).

Amendments ruled out of order as the Government had exercised its financial veto.

Part 1:

  • Amendments set out on Supplementary Order Paper No 104 (Hon David Cunliffe).

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

Ayes 70 New Zealand Labour 49; New Zealand First 7; Green Party 6; Māori Party 3; United Future 3; Progressive 1; Independent: Field
Noes 48 New Zealand National 48

Resolved, That the amendments be agreed to.

Resolved, That Part 1, as amended, stand part.

Part 2 read.

The following amendment to an amendment was put:

New clause 77B:

  • To insert the following clause after clause 77A, as set out on Supplementary Order Paper No 104:
77B
Notwithstanding clause 77 and clause 77A, the combined total of the annual licensing fee and the annual immigration adviser’s levy for each applicant and licence holder may not exceed $2,000 without consultation with the sector.
(Pansy Wong)

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

Ayes 48 New Zealand National 48
Noes 70 New Zealand Labour 49; New Zealand First 7; Green Party 6; Māori Party 3; United Future 3; Progressive 1; Independent: Field

Amendment to the amendment not agreed to.

The following amendments were put:

Part 2:

  • Amendments set out on Supplementary Order Paper No 104 (Hon David Cunliffe).

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

Ayes 70 New Zealand Labour 49; New Zealand First 7; Green Party 6; Māori Party 3; United Future 3; Progressive 1; Independent: Field
Noes 48 New Zealand National 48

Resolved, That the amendments be agreed to.

Resolved, That Part 2, as amended, stand part.

The Schedule read.

Resolved, That the Schedule stand part.

Clauses 1 and 2 read.

Resolved, That clause 1 stand part.

Resolved, That clause 2 stand part.

The Chairperson announced that the bill would be reported presently with amendment.

Human Rights (Women in Armed Forces) Amendment Bill

Part 1 read.

Resolved, That Part 1 stand part.

Part 2 read.

At 9.55 pm the Chairperson left the Chair to report progress.

Reporting of bills

The Speaker resumed the Chair, and the Chairperson reported the Immigration Advisers Licensing Bill with amendment. The Chairperson also reported progress on the Human Rights (Women in Armed Forces) Amendment Bill.

The report was adopted.

The Immigration Advisers Licensing Bill was set down for third reading next sitting day and the Human Rights (Women in Armed Forces) Amendment Bill was set down for further consideration next sitting day.

7. Adjournment

At 9.56 pm the House adjourned.

Thursday, 5 April 2007

The House met at 2.00 pm.

Prayers

1. Introduction of distinguished visitor

The Speaker informed the House that members of a delegation from the House of Representatives of the Republic of Indonesia were within the precincts of the Chamber.

The delegation was welcomed with applause.

2. Business statement

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

3. Papers

Two papers were ordered to be published.

The Speaker presented one further paper.

(see Related links for papers ordered to be published

and papers presented)

4. Select committee reports

The presentation of eight reports was announced.

(see Related links for select committee reports)

5. Questions for oral answer

Twelve questions to Ministers were answered.

6. Business of select committees

Time for report on bill

By leave, agreed that date by which the Commerce Committee must finally report on the State-Owned Enterprises (AgriQuality Limited and Asure New Zealand Limited) Bill be extended to 7 May 2007.

7. Government orders of the day

Government notice of motion—Supplementary Order Paper No 106 relating to Major Events Management Bill

Hon Trevor Mallard moved a motion concerning Supplementary Order Paper No 106 relating to the Major Events Management Bill.

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

Ayes 109 New Zealand Labour 49; New Zealand National 48; New Zealand First 7; United Future 3; Progressive 1; Independent: Field
Noes 9 Green Party 5; Māori Party 4

Resolved, That Supplementary Order Paper No 106 relating to the Major Events Management Bill be referred to the Commerce Committee for consideration, and that the committee in its consideration of the bill have the power to adopt, if it thinks fit, the amendments set out on the Supplementary Order Paper.

Social Security (Entitlement Cards) Amendment Bill

Rt Hon Winston Peters moved, and the question was proposed, That the Social Security (Entitlement Cards) Amendment Bill be now read a second time.

8. Adjournment

At 5.00 pm the Speaker interrupted the debate, set it down for resumption next sitting day, and left the Chair.