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Journals of the House for the week beginning Tuesday, 21 November 2006

Tuesday, 21 November 2006

The House met at 2.50 pm.

Prayers

1. Petitions

The presentation of one petition was announced.

(see Schedule for petitions presented)

2. Papers

Five papers were ordered to be published.

(see Schedule for papers ordered to be published)

3. Select committee reports

The presentation of four reports was announced.

The following bills were set down for second reading:

  • Law Reform (Epidemic Preparedness) Bill
  • Crimes (Abolition of Force as a Justification for Child Discipline) Amendment Bill
  • Manukau City Council (Control of Graffiti) Bill
  • Māori Purposes Bill. (see Schedule for select committee reports)

4. Introduction of bills

The introduction of the—

  • Criminal Justice Reform Bill
  • Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines Amendment Bill and
  • Protection of Personal and Property Rights Amendment Bill—

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

5. Questions for oral answer

Eleven questions to Ministers were answered.

6. Government orders of the day

Evidence Bill

The House resolved itself into Committee for consideration of the Evidence Bill.

(In the Committee)

Part 1 read.

The following amendments were put:

Part 1:

  • Amendments set out on Supplementary Order Paper No 79 (Hon Mark Burton).

Resolved, That the amendments be agreed to.

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

Part 2 read.

The following amendments were put:

Part 2:

  • Amendments set out on Supplementary Order Paper No 79 (Hon Mark Burton).

Resolved, That the amendments be agreed to.

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 79 (Hon Mark Burton).

Resolved, That the amendments be agreed to.

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

Part 4 read.

The following amendments were put:

Part 4:

  • Amendments set out on Supplementary Order Paper No 79 (Hon Mark Burton).

Resolved, That the amendments be agreed to.

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

Part 5 read.

The following amendment was put:

Part 5:

  • Amendment set out on Supplementary Order Paper No 79 (Hon Mark Burton).

Resolved, That the amendment be agreed to.

Resolved, That Part 5, as amended, 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 79 (Hon Mark Burton).

Resolved, That the amendments be agreed to.

Resolved, That Schedule 2, as amended, 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 with amendment.

Reporting of bill

The Speaker resumed the Chair, and the Chairperson reported the Evidence Bill with amendment. The report was adopted and the bill set down for third reading next sitting day.

Government notices of motion Nos 2 and 3—membership of Representation Commission

Hon Mark Burton moved, and the question was proposed on, a motion relating to the membership of the Representation Commission.

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

Ayes 99 New Zealand Labour 50; New Zealand National 48; Progressive 1
Noes 21 New Zealand First 7; Green Party 6; Māori Party 3; United Future 3; ACT New Zealand 2

Resolved, That, pursuant to section 28(2)(e) of the Electoral Act 1993, this House nominates Hon David Francis Caygill, of Christchurch, to represent the Government, and Hon Roger Morrison Sowry, of Paraparaumu, to represent the Opposition, to be appointed as members of the Representation Commission.

Hon Mark Burton moved, and the question was proposed on, a motion relating to the membership of the Representation Commission for the purposes of determining the boundaries of Maori electoral districts.

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

Ayes 102 New Zealand Labour 50; New Zealand National 48; Māori Party 3; Progressive 1
Noes 18 New Zealand First 7; Green Party 6; United Future 3; ACT New Zealand 2

Resolved, That, pursuant to section 28(3)(b) of the Electoral Act 1993, for the purposes of determining the boundaries of the Maori electoral districts, this House nominates Whetumarama Wereta, of Lower Hutt, to represent the Government, and (Terrence) John McEnteer, of Wellington, to represent the Opposition, to be appointed as members of the Representation Commission.

Energy Safety Review Bill and Plumbers, Gasfitters, and Drainlayers Bill

The House resolved itself into Committee for consideration of the Energy Safety Review Bill and Plumbers, Gasfitters, and Drainlayers Bill.

(In the Committee)

Energy Safety Review Bill

Part 1 read.

The following amendments were put:

Clause 12:

  • New Part 10: to omit Subpart 2 (Dr Pita Sharples).

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

Ayes 9 Green Party 6; Māori Party 3
Noes 109 New Zealand Labour 50; New Zealand National 48; New Zealand First 7; United Future 3; Progressive 1

Amendment not agreed to.

Part 1:

  • Amendments set out on Supplementary Order Paper No 76 (Hon Harry Duynhoven).

Resolved, That the amendments be agreed to.

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

Part 2 read.

The following amendment was put:

Clause 48:

  • Amendment set out on Supplementary Order Paper No 76 (Hon Harry Duynhoven).

Resolved, That the amendment be agreed to.

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

Part 3 read.

Resolved, That Part 3 stand part.

Part 4 read.

The following amendment was put:

Clause 59:

  • Amendment set out on Supplementary Order Paper No 76 (Hon Harry Duynhoven).

Resolved, That the amendment be agreed to.

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

Schedule 1 read.

The following amendments were put:

Schedule 1:

  • Amendments set out on Supplementary Order Paper No 76 (Hon Harry Duynhoven).

Resolved, That the amendments be agreed to.

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

Clauses 1 and 2 read.

Resolved, That clause 1 stand part.

The following amendments were put:

Clause 2:

  • Amendments set out on Supplementary Order Paper No 76 (Hon Harry Duynhoven).

Resolved, That the amendments be agreed to.

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

Resolved, That the bill be divided into four bills as set out on Supplementary Order Paper No 77 (Hon Harry Duynhoven).

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

Plumbers, Gasfitters, and Drainlayers Bill

Part 5 read.

The following amendment was put:

Clause 66A:

  • Amendment set out on Supplementary Order Paper No 78 (Hon Harry Duynhoven).

Resolved, That the amendment be agreed to.

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

Part 6 read.

The following amendments were put:

Part 6:

  • Amendments set out on Supplementary Order Paper No 78 (Hon Harry Duynhoven).

Resolved, That the amendments be agreed to.

Resolved, That Part 6, as amended, stand part.

Part 7 read.

The following amendments were put:

Part 7:

  • Amendments set out on Supplementary Order Paper No 78 (Hon Harry Duynhoven).

Resolved, That the amendments be agreed to.

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

Part 8 read.

The following amendments were put:

Part 8:

  • Amendments set out on Supplementary Order Paper No 78 (Hon Harry Duynhoven).

Resolved, That the amendments be agreed to.

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

Schedule 2 read.

Resolved, That Schedule 2 stand part.

Schedule 3 read.

The following amendments were put:

Schedule 3:

  • Amendments set out on Supplementary Order Paper No 78 (Hon Harry Duynhoven).

Resolved, That the amendments be agreed to.

Resolved, That Schedule 3, as amended, 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 with amendment.

Reporting of bills

The Speaker resumed the Chair, and the Chairperson reported the Energy Safety Review Bill with amendment and that the Committee had divided it into the following bills:

  • Electricity Amendment Bill
  • Gas Amendment Bill
  • Health and Safety in Employment Amendment Bill
  • Ministry of Energy (Abolition) Amendment Bill.

The Chairperson also reported the Plumbers, Gasfitters, and Drainlayers Bill with amendment.

The report was adopted.

The Electricity Amendment Bill, Gas Amendment Bill, Health and Safety in Employment Amendment Bill, Ministry of Energy (Abolition) Amendment Bill and Plumbers, Gasfitters, and Drainlayers Bill were set down for third reading next sitting day.

Crimes of Torture Amendment Bill

The Crimes of Torture Amendment Bill was read a third time.

Crimes (Intimate Covert Filming) Amendment Bill

Hon Mark Burton moved, and the question was proposed, That the Crimes (Intimate Covert Filming) Amendment Bill be now read a third time.

7. Adjournment

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

Wednesday, 22 November 2006

The House met at 2.00 pm.

Prayers

1. Introduction of distinguished visitors

The Speaker informed the House that a bilateral parliamentary delegation from the Parliament of Australia, led by Senator Ross Lightfoot, was within the precincts of the Chamber.

The Speaker also informed the House that a parliamentary delegation from the Legislative Assembly of Madhya Pradesh, India, led by Hon Mr Ishwardas Rohani, was within the precincts of the Chamber.

The delegations were welcomed with applause.

2. Petitions

The presentation of one petition was announced.

(see Schedule for petitions presented)

3. Papers

One paper was ordered to be published.

The Speaker presented one further paper.

(see Schedule for papers ordered to be published

and papers presented)

4. Introduction of bills

The introduction of the Social Security (Entitlement Cards) Amendment Bill was announced and the bill set down for first reading.

5. Questions for oral answer

Twelve questions to Ministers were answered.

6. General debate

Rt Hon Winston Peters moved, and the question was proposed, That the House take note of miscellaneous business.

The motion lapsed.

7. Members’ orders of the day

Employment Relations (Probationary Employment) Amendment Bill

Dr Wayne Mapp moved, and the question was proposed, That the Employment Relations (Probationary Employment) 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 53 New Zealand National 48; United Future 3; ACT New Zealand 2
Noes 67 New Zealand Labour 50; New Zealand First 7; Green Party 6; Māori Party 3; Progressive 1

Motion not agreed to.

Resource Management (Restricted Coastal Activities) Amendment Bill

The House resumed the interrupted debate on the question That the Resource Management (Restricted Coastal Activities) 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 National 48; New Zealand First 7; United Future 3; ACT New Zealand 2
Noes 60 New Zealand Labour 50; Green Party 6; Māori Party 3; Progressive 1

Motion not agreed to.

Airport Authorities (Sale to the Crown) Amendment Bill

Darren Hughes moved, and the question was proposed, That the Airport Authorities (Sale to the Crown) 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 70 New Zealand Labour 50; New Zealand First 7; Green Party 6; Māori Party 3; 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.

Resolved, That the Transport and Industrial Relations Committee consider the bill (Darren Hughes).

Local Electoral (Repeal of Race-Based Representation) Amendment Bill

Hon Tony Ryall moved, and the question was proposed, That the Local Electoral (Repeal of Race-Based Representation) Amendment Bill be now read a first time.

8. Adjournment

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

Thursday, 23 November 2006

The House met at 2.00 pm.

Prayers

1. Introduction of distinguished visitors

The Speaker informed the House that Hon Karlene Maywald, Minister for the River Murray and Minister for Small Business, from the House of Assembly, South Australia, was within the precincts of the Chamber.

The Minister was welcomed with applause and accorded a seat on the left of the Chair.

2. Business statement

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

3. Papers

Six papers were ordered to be published.

(see Schedule for papers ordered to be published)

4. Select committee reports

The presentation of one report was announced.

(see Schedule for select committee reports)

5. Introduction of bills

The introduction of the—

  • Education (National Standards of Literacy and Numeracy) Amendment Bill and
  • Education (Establishment of Universities of Technology) Amendment Bill—

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

6. Questions for oral answer

Twelve questions to Ministers were answered.

7. Government orders of the day

Income Tax Bill

Hon Peter Dunne moved, and the question was proposed, That the Income Tax 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 116 New Zealand Labour 50; New Zealand National 48; New Zealand First 7; Green Party 5; United Future 3; ACT New Zealand 2; Progressive 1
Noes 4 Māori Party 4

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

Resolved, That the Finance and Expenditure Committee consider the bill (Hon Peter Dunne).

Evidence Bill

The Evidence Bill was read a third time.

Electricity Amendment Bill, Gas Amendment Bill, Health and Safety in Employment Amendment Bill, Ministry of Energy (Abolition) Amendment Bill and Plumbers, Gasfitters, and Drainlayers Bill

The Electricity Amendment Bill, Gas Amendment Bill, Health and Safety in Employment Amendment Bill, Ministry of Energy (Abolition) Amendment Bill and Plumbers, Gasfitters, and Drainlayers Bill were read a third time.

Crimes (Intimate Covert Filming) Amendment Bill

The House resumed the interrupted debate on the question, That the Crimes (Intimate Covert Filming) Amendment Bill be now read a third time.

The bill was read a third time.

8. Adjournment

At 5.55 pm the House adjourned.