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Journals of the House for the week beginning Tuesday, 27 February 2007

Tuesday, 27 February 2007

The House met at 2.00 pm.

Prayers

1. Papers

The Speaker presented one paper.

(see Related links for papers presented)

2. Select committee reports

The presentation of eight reports was announced.

The following bills were set down for second reading:

  • Student Loan Scheme Amendment Bill (No 2)
  • New Zealand Day Bill.

The report on the Budget Policy Statement 2007 was set down for consideration.

(see Related links for select committee reports)

3. Questions for oral answer

Twelve questions to Ministers were answered.

4. Government orders of the day

District Courts Amendment Bill (No 3), Employment Relations Amendment Bill (No 2), Judicature Amendment Bill (No 2), Te Ture Whenua Maori Amendment Bill (No 2) / Maori Land Amendment Bill (No 2), Coroners Act 1988 Amendment Bill, and Coroners Act 2006 Amendment Bill

The District Courts Amendment Bill (No 3), Employment Relations Amendment Bill (No 2), Judicature Amendment Bill (No 2), Te Ture Whenua Maori Amendment Bill (No 2) / Maori Land Amendment Bill (No 2), Coroners Act 1988 Amendment Bill, and Coroners Act 2006 Amendment Bill were read a third time.

Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Compensation Amendment Bill and Customs and Excise Amendment Bill (No 2)

The House resolved itself into Committee for consideration of the Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Compensation Amendment Bill and Customs and Excise Amendment Bill (No 2).

(In the Committee)

Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Compensation Amendment Bill

Part 1 read.

Darren Hughes moved, That the question be now put.

On the question, That the question be now put, the votes were recorded as follows:

Ayes 71 New Zealand Labour 49; New Zealand First 7; Green Party 6; Māori Party 4; United Future 3; Progressive 1; Independent: Field
Noes 48 New Zealand National 48

Resolved, That the question be now put.

The following amendments were put:

Clause 11:

  • To add the following new section 175A:
“175A Independent auditing of proposed payments
“ACC proposed premiums and the rationale for such premiums must be audited by independent third party actuaries yearly (and the result made public) to ensure transparency in the premium setting process.”
(Dr Paul Hutchison)

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 49; New Zealand First 7; Green Party 6; Māori Party 4; United Future 3; Progressive 1; Independent: Field

Amendment not agreed to.

Clause 11:

  • To add the following new section 175B:
“175B Provision of forecast statement of financial performance
“ACC must provide yearly, a forecast statement of financial performance for the next five years to allow levy funders to analyse current premium setting performance against projected outcomes.”
(Dr Paul Hutchison)

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 49; New Zealand First 7; Green Party 6; Māori Party 4; United Future 3; Progressive 1; Independent: Field

Amendment not agreed to.

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

Ayes 71 New Zealand Labour 49; New Zealand First 7; Green Party 6; Māori Party 4; United Future 3; Progressive 1; Independent: Field
Noes 48 New Zealand National 48

Resolved, That Part 1 stand part.

Part 2 read.

The following amendments were put:

Clause 14:

  • Amendment set out on Supplementary Order Paper No 91 (Pansy Wong).

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

Ayes 51 New Zealand National 48; United Future 3
Noes 68 New Zealand Labour 49; New Zealand First 7; Green Party 6; Māori Party 4; Progressive 1; Independent: Field

Amendment not agreed to.

Clause 15:

  • Amendment set out on Supplementary Order Paper No 91 (Pansy Wong).

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 49; New Zealand First 7; Green Party 6; Māori Party 4; United Future 3; Progressive 1; Independent: Field

Amendment not agreed to.

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

Ayes 71 New Zealand Labour 49; New Zealand First 7; Green Party 6; Māori Party 4; United Future 3; Progressive 1; Independent: Field
Noes 48 New Zealand National 48

Resolved, That Part 2 stand part.

The Schedule read.

The following amendments were put:

Schedule:

  • Amendments set out on Supplementary Order Paper No 89 (Hon Ruth Dyson).

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

Ayes 71 New Zealand Labour 49; New Zealand First 7; Green Party 6; Māori Party 4; United Future 3; Progressive 1; Independent: Field
Noes 48 New Zealand National 48

Resolved, That the amendments be agreed to.

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

Ayes 71 New Zealand Labour 49; New Zealand First 7; Green Party 6; Māori Party 4; United Future 3; Progressive 1; Independent: Field
Noes 48 New Zealand National 48

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

Clauses 1 to 3 read.

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

Ayes 71 New Zealand Labour 49; New Zealand First 7; Green Party 6; Māori Party 4; United Future 3; Progressive 1; Independent: Field
Noes 48 New Zealand National 48

Resolved, That clause 1 stand part.

The following amendment was put:

Clause 2:

  • To omit “1 April 2007” and substitute “1 April 2009” (Pansy Wong).

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 49; New Zealand First 7; Green Party 6; Māori Party 4; United Future 3; Progressive 1; Independent: Field

Amendment not agreed to.

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

Ayes 71 New Zealand Labour 49; New Zealand First 7; Green Party 6; Māori Party 4; United Future 3; Progressive 1; Independent: Field
Noes 48 New Zealand National 48

Resolved, That clause 2 stand part.

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

Ayes 71 New Zealand Labour 49; New Zealand First 7; Green Party 6; Māori Party 4; United Future 3; Progressive 1; Independent: Field
Noes 48 New Zealand National 48

Resolved, That clause 3 stand part.

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

Customs and Excise Amendment Bill (No 2)

Part 1 read.

  • The following amendments were put:

Part 1:

Amendments set out on Supplementary Order Paper No 90 (Hon Nanaia Mahuta).

Resolved, That the amendments be agreed to.

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

Part 2 read.

Resolved, That Part 2 stand part.

Clauses 1 to 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 with amendment.

Reporting of bills

The Speaker resumed the Chair, and the Chairperson reported the Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Compensation Amendment Bill with amendment.

The Chairperson also reported the Customs and Excise Amendment Bill (No 2) with amendment.

The report was adopted.

The Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Compensation Amendment Bill and Customs and Excise Amendment Bill (No 2) were set down for third reading next sitting day.

Unsolicited Electronic Messages Bill

Hon David Cunliffe moved, and the question was proposed, That the Unsolicited Electronic Messages 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 118 New Zealand Labour 49; New Zealand National 48; New Zealand First 7; Green Party 6; Māori Party 3; United Future 3; Progressive 1, Independent: Field
Noes 2 ACT New Zealand 2

The bill was read a third time.

Disabled Persons Employment Promotion (Repeal and Related Matters) Bill

The House resolved itself into Committee for consideration of the Disabled Persons Employment Promotion (Repeal and Related Matters) Bill.

(In the Committee)

Part 1 read.

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

Reporting of bill

The Speaker resumed the Chair, and the Chairperson reported progress on the Disabled Persons Employment Promotion (Repeal and Related Matters) Bill.

The report was adopted and the bill set down for further consideration next sitting day.

5. Adjournment

At 9.56 pm the House adjourned.

Wednesday, 28 February 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. Questions for oral answer

Twelve questions to Ministers were answered.

3. Budget Policy Statement

Shane Jones moved, and the question was proposed, That the House take note of the report of the Finance and Expenditure Committee on the Budget Policy Statement 2007.

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

Ayes 61 New Zealand Labour 49; New Zealand First 7; United Future 3; Progressive 1, Independent: Field
Noes 50 New Zealand National 48; ACT New Zealand 2
Abstentions 9 Green Party 6; Māori Party 3

Resolved, That the House take note of the report of the Finance and Expenditure Committee on the Budget Policy Statement 2007.

4. 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 third time.

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

Ayes 71 New Zealand Labour 49; New Zealand First 7; Green Party 6; Māori Party 4; United Future 3; Progressive 1, Independent: Field
Noes 48 New Zealand National 48

The bill was read a third time.

Customs and Excise Amendment Bill (No 2)

The Customs and Excise Amendment Bill (No 2) was read a third time.

Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Amendment Bill

Hon Rick Barker moved, and the question was proposed, That the Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration 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, 1 March 2007

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

The Speaker presented two papers.

(see Related links for papers presented)

3. Select committee reports

The presentation of two reports was announced.

(see Related links for select committee reports)

4. Introduction of bills

The introduction of the Armed Forces Law Reform Bill was announced and the bill set down for first reading.

5. Questions for oral answer

Twelve questions to Ministers were answered.

6. Government orders of the day

Te Roroa Claims Settlement Bill

The Te Roroa Claims Settlement Bill was read a first time and stood referred to a select committee.

Resolved, That the Te Roroa Claims Settlement Bill be considered by the Māori Affairs Committee, that the committee report finally to the House on or before 1 June 2007, 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) (Hon Mark Burton).

Statutes Amendment Bill

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

Resolved, That the Government Administration Committee consider the bill (Hon Clayton Cosgrove).

Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Amendment Bill

The House resumed the interrupted debate on the question, That the Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration 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 49; New Zealand First 7; Green Party 6; Māori Party 4; United Future 3; Progressive 1
Noes 49 New Zealand National 48, Independent: Field

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

Resolved, That the Government Administration Committee consider the bill (Hon Clayton Cosgrove for Hon Rick Barker).

Fisheries Act 1996 Amendment Bill

Hon Jim Anderton moved, and the question was proposed, That the Fisheries Act 1996 Amendment Bill be now read a first time.

7. Adjournment

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