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Journals of the House for the week beginning Tuesday, 24 October 2006

Tuesday, 24 October 2006

The House met at 2.00 pm.

Prayers

1. Papers

Eight papers were ordered to be published.

(see Schedule for papers ordered to be published)

2. Select committee reports

The presentation of six reports was announced.

The following bills were set down for second reading:

  • Evidence Bill
  • Sale of Liquor (Youth Alcohol Harm Reduction) Amendment Bill
  • Sale of Liquor (Youth Alcohol Harm Reduction: Purchase Age) Amendment Bill. (see Schedule for select committee reports)

3. Member’s motion

Fiftieth anniversary of October 1956 Revolution in Hungary

Resolved, That this House—

(1)commends the Hungarian people as they mark the 50th anniversary of the October 1956 Revolution, which set the stage for the democratic changes which occurred in 1989 in Hungary and other Eastern European countries;

(2)expresses its condolences to the people of Hungary for those who lost their lives fighting for the cause of Hungarian freedom and independence in 1956 as well as those individuals executed by the Soviet and Hungarian authorities in the five years following the Revolution, including Prime Minister Imre Nagy;

(3)welcomes the achievement of democracy in Hungary in 1989, and the progress its people have made since then;

(4)reaffirms the friendship and co-operative relations between the Governments of Hungary and New Zealand, and between the Hungarian and New Zealand people;

(5)notes that over one thousand Hungarian refugees came to New Zealand after the Revolution was crushed by Soviet forces;

(6)recognises the significant contribution of the Hungarian community to the progress of New Zealand over the last 50 years; and

(7)asks the Speaker to convey this motion to the Speaker of the Hungarian Parliament (Keith Locke).

Klara Szentirmay, Hungarian Honorary Consul in New Zealand, and members of the Hungarian community, who were within the precincts of the Chamber, were welcomed with applause.

4. Questions for oral answer

Twelve questions to Ministers were answered.

5. Application to debate a matter of urgent public importance

The Speaker notified the House that Sue Kedgley had indicated her desire to move (for the purpose of debating recent developments in the on-going health impacts of dioxin released from the former Ivon Watkins Dow plant at Paritutu in New Plymouth), That the House take note of a matter of urgent public importance.

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

6. Government Orders of the Day

Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Compensation Amendment Bill

Hon Ruth Dyson moved, and the question was proposed, That the Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Compensation Amendment Bill be now read a first time.

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

Ayes 71 New Zealand Labour 50; New Zealand First 7; Green Party 6; Māori Party 4; United Future 3; Progressive 1
Noes 50 New Zealand National 48; ACT New Zealand 2

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

Hon Steve Maharey for Hon Ruth Dyson 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 a follows:

Ayes 71 New Zealand Labour 50; New Zealand First 7; Green Party 6; Māori Party 4; United Future 3; Progressive 1
Noes 48 New Zealand National 48

Resolved, That the Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Compensation Amendment Bill be considered by the Transport and Industrial Relations Committee, that the committee report the bill on or before 18 December 2006, and that the committee have the 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 192 and 195(1)(b) and (c).

Reserve Bank of New Zealand Amendment Bill, Communications Legislation Bill and Insolvency Law Reform Bill

The House resolved itself into Committee for consideration of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand Amendment Bill and further consideration of the Communications Legislation Bill and the Insolvency Law Reform Bill.

(In the Committee)

Reserve Bank of New Zealand Amendment Bill

Part 1 read.

Resolved, That Part 1 stand part.

Part 2 read.

Resolved, That Part 2 stand part.

Clauses 1 and 2 read.

Resolved, That clause 1 stand part.

Resolved, That clause 2 stand part.

Resolved, That the bill be divided into two bills as set out on Supplementary Order Paper No 65 (Hon Parekura Horomia for Hon Dr Michael Cullen).

The Chairperson announced that the bill would be reported presently without amendment and divided into two bills.

Communications Legislation Bill

Part 2 read again.

Hon Mark Gosche moved, That the question be now put. The Chairperson declined the motion.

Resolved, That Part 2 stand part.

Clauses 1 and 2 read.

Resolved, That the question be now put (Darren Hughes).

Resolved, That clause 1 stand part.

Resolved, That clause 2 stand part.

Resolved, That the bill be divided into two bills as set out on Supplementary Order Paper No 60 (Hon Steve Maharey for Hon David Cunliffe).

The Chairperson announced that the bill would be reported presently without amendment and divided into two bills.

Insolvency Law Reform Bill

Part 3 read again.

The following amendments were put:

Part 3:

  • Amendments set out on Supplementary Order Paper No 62 (Hon Lianne Dalziel).

Resolved, That the amendments be agreed to.

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

Ayes 71 New Zealand Labour 50; New Zealand First 7; Green Party 6; Māori Party 4; United Future 3; Progressive 1
Noes 48 New Zealand National 48

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

Part 4 read.

Resolved, That Part 4 stand part.

Part 5 read.

The following amendments were put:

Part 5:

  • Amendments set out on Supplementary Order Paper No 62 (Hon Lianne Dalziel).

Resolved, That the amendments be agreed to.

On the question, That Part 5, as amended, stand part, the votes were recorded as follows:

Ayes 71 New Zealand Labour 50; New Zealand First 7; Green Party 6; Māori Party 4; United Future 3; Progressive 1
Noes 48 New Zealand National 48

Resolved, That Part 5, as amended, stand part.

Part 6 read.

Resolved, That Part 6 stand part.

Part 7 read.

The following amendments were put:

Part 7:

  • Amendments set out on Supplementary Order Paper No 62 (Hon Lianne Dalziel).

Resolved, That the amendments be agreed to.

Resolved, That Part 7, as amended, stand part.

Part 8 read.

The following amendments were put:

Clause 471:

  • Subclause (1), new section 280(1)(cb): to omit “or any of its secured creditors” (Katherine Rich).

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

Ayes 48 New Zealand National 48
Noes 71 New Zealand Labour 50; New Zealand First 7; Green Party 6; Māori Party 4; United Future 3; Progressive 1

Amendment not agreed to.

Part 8:

  • Amendments set out on Supplementary Order Paper No 62 (Hon Lianne Dalziel).

Resolved, That the amendments be agreed to.

On the question, That Part 8, as amended, stand part, the votes were recorded as follows:

Ayes 71 New Zealand Labour 50; New Zealand First 7; Green Party 6; Māori Party 4; United Future 3; Progressive 1
Noes 48 New Zealand National 48

Resolved, That Part 8, as amended, stand part.

Part 9 read.

Resolved, That Part 9 stand part.

Schedule 1 read.

Resolved, That Schedule 1 stand part.

Schedule 2 read.

The following amendments were put:

Schedule 2:

  • Amendments set out on Supplementary Order Paper No 62 (Hon Lianne Dalziel).

Resolved, That the amendments be agreed to.

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

Schedule 3 read.

The following amendments were put:

Schedule 3:

  • Amendments set out on Supplementary Order Paper No 62 (Hon Lianne Dalziel).

Resolved, That the amendments be agreed to.

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

Schedule 4 read.

The following amendment was put:

Schedule 4:

  • Amendment set out on Supplementary Order Paper No 62 (Hon Lianne Dalziel).

Resolved, That the amendment be agreed to.

Resolved, That Schedule 4, as amended, stand part.

Schedule 5 read.

Resolved, That Schedule 5 stand part.

Schedule 6 read.

Resolved, That Schedule 6 stand part.

Clauses 1 and 2 read.

Resolved, That clause 1 stand part.

Resolved, That clause 2 stand part.

Resolved, That the bill be divided into three bills as set out on Supplementary Order Paper No 61 (Hon Lianne Dalziel).

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

Reporting of bills

The Speaker resumed the Chair, and the Chairperson reported the Reserve Bank of New Zealand Amendment Bill without amendment and that the Committee had divided it into the following bills:

  • Reserve Bank of New Zealand Amendment Bill
  • Racing Amendment Bill.

The Chairperson also reported the Communications Legislation Bill without amendment and that the Committee had divided it into the following bills:

  • Telecommunications Amendment Bill (No 2)
  • Radiocommunications Amendment Bill (No 2).

The Chairperson also reported the Insolvency Law Reform Bill with amendment and that the Committee had divided it into the following bills:

  • Insolvency Bill
  • Companies Amendment Bill
  • Insolvency (Cross-border) Bill.

The report was adopted.

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand Amendment Bill, Racing Amendment Bill, Telecommunications Amendment Bill (No 2), Radiocommunications Amendment Bill (No 2), Insolvency Bill, Companies Amendment Bill, and Insolvency (Cross-border) Bill were set down for third reading next sitting day.

7. Adjournment

At 9.55 pm the House adjourned.

Wednesday, 25 October 2006

The House met at 2.00 pm.

Prayers

1. Papers

One paper was ordered to be published.

(see Schedule for papers ordered to be published)

2. Questions for oral answer

Twelve questions to Ministers were answered.

3. General debate

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

The motion lapsed.

4. Government Orders of the Day

Reserve Bank of New Zealand Amendment Bill and Racing Amendment Bill

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand Amendment Bill and the Racing Amendment Bill were read a third time.

Telecommunications Amendment Bill (No 2) and Radiocommunications Amendment Bill (No 2)

The Telecommunications Amendment Bill (No 2) and the Radiocommunications Amendment Bill (No 2) were read a third time.

Climate Change Response Amendment Bill

Hon Mita Ririnui for Hon David Parker moved, and the question was proposed, That the Climate Change Response Amendment Bill be now read a second time.

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

Ayes 112 New Zealand Labour 50; New Zealand National 48; Green Party 6; Māori Party 4; United Future 3; Progressive 1
Noes 9 New Zealand First 7; ACT New Zealand 2

Resolved, That the amendments recommended by the Commerce 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 112 New Zealand Labour 50; New Zealand National 48; Green Party 6; Māori Party 4; United Future 3; Progressive 1
Noes 9 New Zealand First 7; ACT New Zealand 2

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

Sports Anti-Doping Bill

The House resolved itself into Committee for further consideration of the Sports Anti-Doping Bill.

(In the Committee)

Part 3 read again, and Part 4, the Schedules and clauses 1 and 2 read.

The following amendments were put:

Parts 3 and 4 and clause 2:

Amendments set out on Supplementary Order Paper No 64 (Hon Trevor Mallard).

Resolved, That the amendments be agreed to.

Resolved, That Parts 3 and 4, the Schedules, and clauses 1 and 2, as amended, stand part.

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

Reporting of bill

The Speaker resumed the Chair, and the Chairperson reported the Sports Anti-Doping Bill with amendment.

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

Business Law Reform Bill

Hon Lianne Dalziel moved, and the question was proposed, That the Business Law Reform Bill be now read a second 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, 26 October 2006

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. Papers

Three papers were ordered to be published.

(see Schedule for papers ordered to be published)

3. Select committee reports

The presentation of two reports was announced.

The Ngāti Mutunga Claims Settlement Bill was set down for second reading.

(see Schedule for select committee reports)

4. Questions for oral answer

Twelve questions to Ministers were answered.

5. Government Orders of the Day

Insolvency Bill, Companies Amendment Bill and Insolvency (Cross-border) Bill

Hon Lianne Dalziel moved, and the question was proposed, That the Insolvency Bill, Companies Amendment Bill and Insolvency (Cross-border) Bill be now read a third time.

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

Ayes 71 New Zealand Labour 50; New Zealand First 7; Green Party 6; Māori Party 4; United Future 3; Progressive 1
Noes 48 New Zealand National 48

The bills were read a third time.

Business Law Reform Bill

The House resumed the interrupted debate on the question, That the Business Law Reform Bill be now read a second time.

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

Sports Anti-Doping Bill

The Sports Anti-Doping Bill was read a third time.

6. Adjournment

At 5.43 pm the House adjourned.