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Journals of the House for the week beginning Tuesday, 22 August 2006

Tuesday, 22 August 2006

The House met at 2.00 pm.

Prayers

1. Petitions

The presentation of the petition of Southland Agricultural and Pastoral Association Incorporated, requesting that the Southland Agricultural and Pastoral Association Empowering Bill (Eric Roy) 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 one further petition was announced.

(see Schedule for petitions presented)

2. Papers

Two papers were ordered to be published.

(see Schedule for papers ordered to be published)

3. Select committee reports

The presentation of five reports was announced.

The following bills were set down for second reading:

  • Communications Legislation Bill
  • Insolvency Law Reform Bill
  • KiwiSaver Bill
  • Te Arawa Lakes Settlement Bill.

The report on the Investigation into deemed regulations that are not presented to the House of Representatives was set down for consideration.

(see Schedule for select committee reports)

4. Introduction of bills

The introduction of the Southland Agricultural and Pastoral Association Empowering Bill was announced and the bill set down for first reading.

5. Government motion

Death of Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu, onz, dbe

Resolved, That this House notes with sadness the death of Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu, Member of the Order of New Zealand, Dame Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire; conveys its deepest sympathy to Dame Te Ata’s family, the Kingitanga and all Māori people; and, as a mark of respect to Dame Te Ata’s memory, this House do now adjourn (Rt Hon Helen Clark).

Moment of silence

Members stood and observed a period of silence as a mark of respect to the memory of the late Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu.

6. Adjournment

At 4.16 pm the House adjourned.

Wednesday, 23 August 2006

The House met at 2.15 pm.

Prayers

1. Introduction of distinguished visitors

The Speaker informed the House that members of the Committee for Labour and Social Services from the Bundestag, Federal Republic of Germany, led by Dr Ralf Brauksiepe, were within the precincts of the Chamber.

The members were welcomed with applause.

2. Select committee reports

The presentation of two reports was announced.

The report on the Briefing from the Human Rights Commission on women’s participation in governance, professional, and public life was set down for consideration.

(see Schedule for select committee reports)

3. Introduction of bills

The introduction of the Weathertight Homes Resolution Services Amendment Bill was announced and the bill set down for first reading.

4. Questions for oral answer

Twelve questions to Ministers were answered.

5. General debate

Dr Don Brash moved, and the question was proposed, That the House take note of miscellaneous business.

The motion lapsed.

6. Private and Local orders of the day

Westpac New Zealand Bill

Hon Marian Hobbs moved, and the question was proposed, That the Westpac New Zealand 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 119 New Zealand Labour 50; New Zealand National 48; New Zealand First 7; Green Party 6; Māori Party 4; United Future 3; Progressive 1
Noes 2 ACT New Zealand 2

The bill was read a second time and set down for Committee stage next sitting day.

7. Members’ orders of the day

Local Government (Rating Cap) Amendment Bill

The House resumed the interrupted debate on the question, That the Local Government (Rating Cap) 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 57 New Zealand National 48; Māori Party 4; United Future 3; ACT New Zealand 2
Noes 64 New Zealand Labour 50; New Zealand First 7; Green Party 6; Progressive 1

Motion not agreed to.

Minimum Wage and Remuneration Amendment Bill

Darien Fenton moved, and the question was proposed, That the Minimum Wage and Remuneration 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 60 New Zealand Labour 50; Green Party 6; United Future 3; Progressive 1
Noes 55 New Zealand National 48; New Zealand First 7

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

Darien Fenton moved, That the Transport and Industrial Relations Committee consider the bill.

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

Ayes 67 New Zealand Labour 50; New Zealand First 7; Green Party 6; United Future 3; Progressive 1
Noes 48 New Zealand National 48

Resolved, That the Transport and Industrial Relations Committee consider the bill.

Building (Late Consent is a Free Consent) Amendment Bill

The order of the day for the first reading of the Building (Late Consent is a Free Consent) Amendment Bill was called.

Resolved, That the order of the day for the first reading of the Building (Late Consent is a Free Consent) Amendment Bill be postponed until 6 September 2006 (Lindsay Tisch for Hon Dr Nick Smith).

Complaint about Animal Welfare (Layer Hens) Code of Welfare 2005

The order of the day for consideration of the report of the Regulations Review Committee on the Complaint about Animal Welfare (Layer Hens) Code of Welfare 2005 was called.

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

8. Adjournment

At 8.46 pm the House adjourned.

Thursday, 24 August 2006

The House met at 2.00 pm.

Prayers

1. Death of former member of the House of Representatives

The Speaker advised the House of the death on 23 August 2006 of John (Jack) Wallace Ridley, QSO, a former member of the House of Representatives.

The Speaker expressed on behalf of the House the sense of loss sustained and sympathy with the relatives of the late former member, and members stood and observed a period of silence as a mark of respect to his memory.

2. Business statement

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

3. Papers

One paper was ordered to be published.

(see Schedule for papers ordered to be published)

4. Select committee reports

The presentation of two reports was announced.

The Education (Trustee Ineligibility) Amendment Bill was set down for second reading, and the report on the International treaty examination of the Constitution of the International Organisation for Migration was set down for consideration.

(see Schedule for select committee reports)

5. Introduction of bills

The introduction of the—

  • Human Rights (Women in Armed Forces) Amendment Bill and
  • Official Information (Openness of District Health Boards New Zealand) Amendment Bill

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

6. Questions for oral answer

Twelve questions to Ministers were answered.

One question to a member was withdrawn.

7. Government Orders of the Day

KiwiSaver Bill

Hon Dr Michael Cullen moved, and the question was proposed, That the KiwiSaver 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 67 New Zealand Labour 50; New Zealand First 7; Green Party 6; United Future 3; Progressive 1
Noes 54 New Zealand National 48; Māori Party 4; ACT New Zealand 2

The bill was read a second time and set down for Committee stage next sitting day.

Coroners Bill

The Coroners Bill was read a third time.

Meat Board Amendment Bill

Hon Jim Anderton moved, and the question was proposed, That the Meat Board Amendment Bill be now read a third time.

8. Adjournment

At 6.00 pm the Speaker interrupted the debate, set it down for resumption next sitting day, and left the Chair.