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Tuesday, 31 March 2009

The House met at 2.00 pm.

Prayers

1. Papers

Two papers were announced as published under the authority of the House (see Schedule for papers published under the authority of the House).

2. Select committee reports

The presentation of 30 reports was announced.

The following reports were set down for consideration:

Alterations to the 2008/09 appropriations for Vote Audit, Vote Ombudsmen, and Vote Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment and 2009/10 Draft Budgets for Office of the Controller and Auditor-General, Office of the Ombudsmen, and Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment

Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s Monetary Policy Statement, March 2009

(see Schedule for select committee reports).

3. Questions for oral answer

Twelve questions to Ministers were answered.

Three questions to a member were answered.

4. Government orders of the day

Appropriation (2007/08 Financial Review) Bill

The Appropriation (2007/08 Financial Review) Bill was read a second time and set down for Committee stage next sitting day.

Protected Disclosures Amendment Bill

The House resumed the interrupted debate on the question, That the Protected Disclosures Amendment Bill be now read a second time.

The Protected Disclosures Amendment Bill was read a second time and set down for Committee stage next sitting day.

Criminal Proceeds (Recovery) Bill

The Speaker declared the House in Committee for further consideration of the Criminal Proceeds (Recovery) Bill.

(In the Committee)

Part 2 read again.

Hon Parekura Horomia moved, That the question be now put. The Chairperson declined the motion.

Hon Steve Chadwick moved, That the question be now put. The Chairperson declined the motion.

The following amendment to the amendment was put:

New clause 154:

To omit from new clause 154, as set out on Supplementary Order Paper No 7,

“section 149A(3)(a), (b), or (c)” and substitute “section 149A(2)(a), (b), or (c)”.

(Hon Simon Power)

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

Ayes 108 New Zealand National 58; New Zealand Labour 43; ACT New Zealand 5; Progressive 1; United Future 1
Noes 14 Green Party 9; Māori Party 5

Amendment to the amendment agreed to.

The following amendments were put:

Part 2:

Amendments set out on Supplementary Order Paper No 7, as amended (Hon Simon Power).

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

Ayes 108 New Zealand National 58; New Zealand Labour 43; ACT New Zealand 5; Progressive 1; United Future 1
Noes 14 Green Party 9; Māori Party 5

Amendments agreed to.

On the question, That Part 2, as amended, stand part, the votes were recorded as follows:

Ayes 108 New Zealand National 58; New Zealand Labour 43; ACT New Zealand 5; Progressive 1; United Future 1
Noes 14 Green Party 9; Māori Party 5

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

Part 3 read.

The following amendments were put:

Part 3:

Amendments set out on Supplementary Order Paper No 7 (Hon Simon Power).

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

Ayes 108 New Zealand National 58; New Zealand Labour 43; ACT New Zealand 5; Progressive 1; United Future 1
Noes 14 Green Party 9; Māori Party 5

Amendments agreed to.

On the question, That Part 3, as amended, stand part, the votes were recorded as follows:

Ayes 108 New Zealand National 58; New Zealand Labour 43; ACT New Zealand 5; Progressive 1; United Future 1
Noes 14 Green Party 9; Māori Party 5

Resolved, That Part 3, as amended, stand part.

Clauses 1 and 2 read.

On the question, That clause 1 stand part, the votes were recorded as follows:

Ayes 108 New Zealand National 58; New Zealand Labour 43; ACT New Zealand 5; Progressive 1; United Future 1
Noes 14 Green Party 9; Māori Party 5

Resolved, That clause 1 stand part.

The following amendment was put:

Clause 2:

Amendment set out on Supplementary Order Paper No 7 (Hon Simon Power).

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

Ayes 108 New Zealand National 58; New Zealand Labour 43; ACT New Zealand 5; Progressive 1; United Future 1
Noes 14 Green Party 9; Māori Party 5

Amendment agreed to.

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

Resolved, That the bill be divided into three bills as set out on Supplementary Order Paper No 8 (Hon Simon Power).

The Chairperson announced that the bill would be reported with amendment and divided into three bills.

Reporting of bill

The Speaker resumed the Chair, and the Chairperson reported the Criminal Proceeds (Recovery) Bill with amendment, and that the Committee had divided it into the

following bills:

Criminal Proceeds (Recovery) Bill

Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Amendment Bill

Sentencing Amendment Bill.

The report was adopted. The bills were set down for third reading next sitting day.

Social Assistance (Payment of New Zealand Superannuation and Veterans Pension Overseas) Amendment Bill

The Social Assistance (Payment of New Zealand Superannuation and Veterans Pension Overseas) Amendment Bill was read a first time and stood referred to a select committee.

Resolved, That the Social Services Committee consider the bill (Hon Paula Bennett).

Disputes Tribunals Amendment Bill

Hon Simon Power moved, and the question was proposed, That the Disputes Tribunals Amendment Bill be now read a first time.

5. Adjournment

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

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

The House met at 2.00 pm.

Prayers

1. Government motion

Resolved, That this House express its congratulations to New Zealand’s former Prime Minister Rt Hon Helen Clark on securing the very important role of head of the United Nations Development Programme (Hon John Key).

2. Questions for oral answer

Twelve questions to Ministers were answered.

Three questions to a member were answered.

3. General debate

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

The motion lapsed.

4. Government orders of the day

Disputes Tribunals Amendment Bill

The House resumed the interrupted debate on the question, That the Disputes Tribunals Amendment Bill be now read a first time.

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

Resolved, That the Disputes Tribunals Amendment Bill be considered by the Justice and Electoral Committee, and that the committee report finally to the House on or before 31 May 2009, 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 Anne Tolley for Hon Simon Power).

Māori Trustee Amendment Bill

The Māori Trustee Amendment Bill was read a second time and set down for Committee stage next sitting day.

Privacy (Cross-border Information) Amendment Bill

The Privacy (Cross-border Information) Amendment Bill was read a first time and stood referred to a select committee.

Resolved, That the Justice and Electoral Committee consider the bill (Hon Simon Power).

Legal Services Amendment Bill

Hon Simon Power moved, and the question was proposed, That the Legal Services Amendment Bill be now read a first time.

5. Adjournment

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

Thursday, 2 April 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. Select committee reports

The presentation of two reports was announced (see Schedule for select committee reports).

3. Questions for oral answer

Twelve questions to Ministers were answered.

Four questions to a member were answered.

4. Introduction and passing of Government bill

Parole (Extended Supervision Orders) Amendment Bill

The Parole (Extended Supervision Orders) Amendment Bill was introduced and set down for first reading forthwith.

5. Paper

Hon Christopher Finlayson presented a report under the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990 on the Parole (Extended Supervision Orders) Amendment Bill.

The paper was announced as published under the authority of the House (see Schedule for papers published under the authority of the House).

6. Introduction and passing of Government bill—continued

The Parole (Extended Supervision Orders) Amendment Bill was read a first time and set down for second reading forthwith.

Hon Simon Power moved, and the question was proposed, That the Parole (Extended Supervision Orders) 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 113 New Zealand National 58; New Zealand Labour 43; ACT New Zealand 5; Māori Party 5; Progressive 1; United Future 1
Noes 9 Green Party 9

Motion agreed to.

The bill was read a second time and set down for third reading forthwith.

Hon Simon Power moved, and the question was proposed, That the Parole (Extended Supervision Orders) 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 113 New Zealand National 58; New Zealand Labour 43; ACT New Zealand 5; Māori Party 5; Progressive 1; United Future 1
Noes 9 Green Party 9

Motion agreed to.

The bill was read a third time.

7. Government orders of the day

Legal Services Amendment Bill

The House resumed the interrupted debate on the question, That the Legal Services Amendment Bill be now read a first time.

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

Resolved, That the Justice and Electoral Committee consider the bill (Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman for Hon Simon Power).

8. Adjournment

At 5.58 pm the House adjourned.