Index

INDEX

to the Standing Orders




A

absence from House 38–39

member nominated as Speaker 16(2)

Ministers 40

parliamentary business 37(1)

permission 38

recorded in Journals 39

Speaker 32

abstention 139(2)  

election of Speaker 19(1)(c)

party votes 143(1)(b)

personal votes 145(1)(b),(e)

proxy voting 154(1)

select committee 213

address from foreign leader 82(2)

Address in Reply 351–353

adoption of 168–169

amendment to motion 352

debate 76(2), 353

motion for 351

precedence 353

suspension of sitting for 14(2)

wording 168(2), 351(1)

addressing Speaker 107

address to Governor-General 168–169 see also Address in reply 351–353

adoption of 168–169

presentation to Governor-General 169

transmission to Sovereign 169(4)

wording 168(2)

adjournment of debate 133

motion 133(1), 135

motion negatived 135

mover’s right to speak 134, 135

adjournment of House 49–50

after electing Speaker 22

by Speaker 50(1),(3)

concluding a sitting 51–53

early or postponed sitting during 55

motion for 49(2)

no Minister present 40

to next sitting day 51(2), 52(2)

Administrator of Government 3(2)

admission to Chamber, lobbies and galleries 44

adoption of report

committee of whole House 183, 310

select committee 247

adverse references in House 159–162

advisers to select committees 211

advice containing allegations 237(3)

affirmative resolution procedure 322

allegations in select committees

advice containing 237(3)

evidence containing 234–238

heard in secret 237(2)

responding to 238

allegations of breach of privilege or contempt 403 see also matters of privilege 401–412

maker not to serve on inquiry 408

subject to be informed 405, 406

allegations of criminal wrongdoing 199, 232

allocation of oral questions 381(2)

amendment of Standing Orders 6

amendments to bills

adoption of select committee’s recommendations 300

amendments to amendments 127

consideration by committee of whole House 302, 306, 307, 308

copies required 307(2)

financial veto 327(1), 329

grouping 307(4)

local and private bills 292(2), 302

of member in charge 308

order in which put 308

putting the question 307(3)–(5)

relevance 292(1), 302(2)

same in substance 264(b), 307(5)

second reading 300

amendments to bills—cont

select committee’s recommendations 291(1)(b), 292

selection 307(5)

single question on group 307(5), 308(3)

Supplementary Order Papers 306, 309

amendments to motions 122–130

agreed to 130(3)

amendments to amendments 127

debate 126

financial veto 327(1)

general rules 122–130

moving further amendments 129

order in which put 130(2)

question on 125(a)

relevance 123

speaking to 128

withdrawal of 125(b)

written 124

annual financial statements of Government 345(1)

select committee report on 250(1)

annual reports 344(2)

annual review 344–350 see also annual review debate 347, 350, App A

allocation of responsibility for 344

annual reports 344(2)

Crown entities, public organisations and State enterprises 344, 345(3), 349

debate on see annual review debate 347, 350, App A

departments and Offices of Parliament 344, 345(2), 347(1)(b)

Finance and Expenditure Committee 344, 345(1), 347(1)(a),(2)

recommendations 252(2)

reporting deadlines 345

reports on 250(1)(c), 252(2), 347(3), 349(3)

select committee referral 344, 345

select committee reports 250(1)(c), 252(2), 345, 347(3), 349(3)

annual review debate 347, 350, App A

allocation of time to Votes 350(3)

arrangements 350

consideration of select committee reports 347(3)

deadline for 347(5)

determination of arrangements 350

passing of bill 348

annual taxing provision 343

anticipating debate or discussion 113

apparent bias 232, 233

application for response 159–162

Appropriation bills (general)

introduction 284

select committee referral omitted 288(2)

special rules 270

Appropriation Bill (main) 333–334,
339–40
see also Estimates

amendment to motion in Budget debate 334(2)

Budget debate 334 and App A

Budget papers 335

Budget statement 333(3)

first and second reading 333(2),(3)

introduction 333(1)

third reading 340 and App A

Appropriation (Confirmation and Validation) Bill 346, 347(1), 348 and App A

Appropriation (Supplementary Estimates) Bill 341, 342 and App A

Assistant Speakers

appointment 14(1)(e), 28(1), 31

authority 28(2)

chairperson in committee of whole
House 172

party leader or whip 30

presiding in House 28(2), 32

term of office 29

vacancy 31

attendance in House 37–40 see also absence from House

Ministers 40

present for purposes of Standing Orders 37(2)

Attorney-General, indication of inconsistency with NZ Bill of Rights 265

paper 265(2)–(4)

select committee referral 265(5)

urgency 265(3)

audit of Office of Parliament 395(1)(b)

Auditor-General see also Office of Parliament

referral of report of 396(1)(a)

review of returns of pecuniary interests App B 15

authentication of bills 315

authentication of questions 377(1)(a)

authority of House to publish 3(4)

Budget papers and Estimates 335(2)

coverage of proceedings 46

Hansard 9(3)

Journals 8

New Zealand Bill of Rights paper 265(4)

parliamentary papers 373(4)

Prime Minister’s statement 354(3)

Registrar’s report  App B 16(9)

response to reference 162(1)

select committee reports 249(2)

written questions and replies 382(3)(c)

authority to communicate proceedings 3(4) see also authority of House to publish and availability to public and circulation of proceedings

availability to public 3(4)  see also disclosure

coverage of House or committee 46

private bills and local bills App C 2(2), 3(2), 7(3)

private evidence 218(3), 220(4), 239(1), 242(3)

public statement by chairperson 242(2)

select committee proceedings 239(1), 242(3)

submissions 217

summary of returns and information about pecuniary and other specified interests App B 18(4)

 

B

ballot for Members’ bills 281 see also Members’ bills

bells

election of Speaker 19(1)(a)

no Minister present 40

personal votes 145(1)(a),(c), 147

bills 

adoption of select committee amendments 300

amendments see amendments to bills

annual taxing provision 343

Appropriation see Appropriation bills

authentication 315

circulation of copies 267

classification of 253

clause by clause consideration 176(6), 303(3)

cognate bills 269

committee stage  301–310see committee stage of bills

bills—cont 

confirmation and validation of regulations 262(a), 325

copies 267, 271(4)

correction of errors 316

discharged from Order Paper 74(1),(2)

discharged from select committee 295(3)

division of 294, 309(4), 312(2)

drafted in parts 294(1)(a), 303(2), 309(2)(a)

expiry provisions 259

finance bills 262(1)(a)

financial veto 327(1), 328

first reading 285–286 see first reading

Imprest Supply 331 see Imprest Supply bills

introduction of 276–284

introduction under urgency 284, 285(3)

local bills 253(1)(c), 274, 275, App C see local bills

Local Legislation bills 262(c), 274, 291(3), App C 18–23

Maori Purposes bills 262(1)(d), 262(2)

Members’ bills 253(1)(b), 277–281 see Members’ bills

new, from division 294, 309(4)

omnibus bills 262–263

passing of 268, 313–315

postponement 74(1)–(3)

presentation 315

principles and objects 292(1), 302(1)

printing 267, 315, 316

private bills 253(1)(d), 258, 273, 275, 282, App C see private bills

recommittal 311

reporting deadline 295

reports on 250(1)(b), 291(4), 295–296, 300 see also select committee reports

reprinting 267(2)–(4)

Reserves and Other Lands Disposal bills 262(1)(e), 262(2)

Royal assent 315–317

scope 292(1),(2), 302(1),(2)

second reading 297–300 see second reading

select committees 291–294 see select committee consideration of bills

six-month reporting deadline 295(1)

taxation bills 262(1)(a)

third reading see third reading

types of bills 253

verbal or formal amendments 316

withdrawal of local bill or private bill 275

breach of privilege allegations 403, 406, 408; see also matters of privilege 401–12

broadcasting of Parliament 46

authority for 46(2)

official television coverage 46(3)–(4), App D Part B

order that strangers withdraw 42(d)

Budget debate 334

orders of the day 76(2)

Budget policy statement 332

debate on 332(4), 392(3), App A

Finance and Expenditure Committee 332(1),(2),(4)

Minister responsible 332(3)

report on 250(1)(c), 332(1), (2), (4)

Budget, the 332–336 see also Estimates

Budget policy statement see Budget policy statement 332

delivery 333

debate 334

economic and fiscal updates 336(1)(b),(c), 340(2)

Estimates 335; see also Estimates

fiscal strategy report 336(1)(a),(2), 251(c)

investment statement 336(1)(d),(e),(3),(4)

papers and Estimates 335; see also Estimates

statement on long-term fiscal position 336(1)(d), (3), (4)

Business Committee 77–82

allocation of oral questions 381(2)

allocation of speaking time 79(f, g)

allocation of time for business 79(d)

annual reviews for debate 350

arrangement of debates 79

chairperson 77(1)

cognate bills 269

committee of whole House, arrangements and powers for 301, 303(1)(c)

committee of whole House, omission of  299

committee of whole House, suspension of 177(1)(b)

decision-making 78

determinations 64(2), 78, 79–80

discharge of orders of day 74

division of bill 309(4), 312(2)

Estimates for debate 350

extended sitting hours 56

interruption of debate 132(h)

maiden statements 360(3)

Business Committee—cont

near-unanimity 78

nominations for 77(3)

official business 37(1)(c)

omnibus bills 263(c)

oral questions, allocation of 381(2)

order of business 79(b)

party representation 77(2)

petition, report on 250(2)

postponement of orders of day 74

questions during urgency 59(2)

Revision bills 271(4)–(5)

select committee consideration of bill or Supplementary Order Paper 189(3)

select committee meeting time 190(4), 193(a)

select committee reporting time 248, 295

select committee reports for debate 74(5), 250(4)

select committee size and membership 185–187

sitting hours 79(a)

sitting programme 81

State occasions 82(1)

suspension of sitting 79(a)

timing of business 79(b)–(e)

unanimity 78(1)–(2)

urgency 58(2)(b), 59(2)

valedictory statements 360(3)

Votes for debate 350

business of House 62–76, 79 see also orders of the day

arrangement by Business Committee 79

discharged or postponed 74

general business 66

Government orders of the day 67–68

Members’ orders of the day 71–72

not reached 73

opening of Parliament 12, 14

order of business 63–64, 66, 68, 70, 72

postponed 74

private and local orders of the day 69–70

reinstatement 83, 241(a)

Tuesdays and Thursdays 75

types of 65

Wednesdays 76

 

C

call (to speak) 105–106 see also debate

address Speaker 107

sharing of time 121(2)

certificate

financial veto 327–329

local bill or private bill requirements App C 5(2), 8, 9–11

Revision Bill 271(1)

chairperson of committee of whole House 172

acting chairperson 172(2)

temporary chairperson 136(4), 172(3)

chairperson of select committee
201–203 see select committee chairpersons

Chamber

admission to 44

direction to leave 41–42, 89, 94

entering and leaving 85

lobbies, admission to 44

lobbies, personal votes in
145(1)(b)–(d),(2), 146

seating 86

Speaker leaving 87

strangers 41–42

withdrawal of member 89, 94

charges against members 200

circulation of proceedings 3(4)

bills 267

Business Committee determinations 80(1)

oral questions 381(3)

Order Paper 64(3)

select committee notice of meeting 205

Supplementary Order Paper 98(1), 176(3), 306, 307(1)

civil defence emergency management 394

clause by clause consideration 176(6), 303(3)

instruction 176(6)

Clerk 3(1)

allocation of business to select committees 265(5), 322(2), 323(1), 370

attendance of members, record of 37(1)

broadcast of proceedings 46(2)

disclosure of select committee proceedings 239(1)(a), 240(2)(a)

discretion to correct bills 316

election of Speaker 15–19, 25

examination on oath 157

Journals and records 8, 10–11

Order Paper 64

party vote 143(1)(a)

secret evidence, custody of 219(3)

swearing-in of members 12(b)–(d), 13(3)

clerk of committee 3(1)

evidence on oath 230(2)

notice of business 206

notice of meeting 205

closure of debate 136–138

acceptance of motion 136(2)–(4), 137

effect 138

interruption of business 53(a)

temporary speaker or chairperson 136(4)

time-limited debates 136(2)

coalitions, notification of 35(2)

cognate

bills 269

business 79(e)

comity with judiciary 115(3)(b)

commencement dates of bills 256

dividing of bill 309(2)

multiple 256(2)

preliminary clause 3(1)

committee of whole House 170–183

see also amendments and committee stage of bills

acting chairperson 172(2)

adjournment 180

adoption of report 183, 310

bills see committee stage of bills

business 175

chairperson 172

consideration of amendments 307–309

examination of witnesses 174

extending or restricting powers of 176 (1)

House rules followed 173

instructions to 176, 301(2)(c)

Mace 171

matter referred 175

motion to report progress 181

naming member in 92

presiding officers 172

questions to witnesses 174(2)

reporting progress 181, 182(2)

Supplementary Order Papers 176(3), 306, 307(1), 309

suspension of proceedings 177, 179

Speaker’s ruling on procedure 178

Saturday 48

temporary chairperson 172(3)

committee stage of bills 301–310

see also committee of whole House

adoption of report 310

advice about timing 301(3)

amendments 302(2)–(3), 307–309

amendments of member in charge 308

arrangements 301

clause-by-clause consideration 176(6), 303(3)

determination on committee’s powers 301(1)(b)

dividing of bill 309

notice given by Government 301(3)

order of consideration 303

Order Paper 301(3)

part-by-part consideration 303(2)

postponed clause, part or provision 303(4)

postponement of 301(d)

questions proposed 305

reading numbers only 304

schedules 303(3)(b),(c)

Supplementary Order Papers 176(3), 306, 307(1), 309

third reading and passing 312–314

communication of proceedings 3(4) see also authority of House to publish and availability to public and circulation of proceedings

complaints of apparent bias 232, 233

conduct of members, inquiry into 200

confidentiality of select committee proceedings 239–242

debate in House 114

evidence 218(3)

interim or special reports 239(4)

lapsed business 241

questions 380(4)

reference in debate 114

replies 386(3)

reports 239(4), 240

submissions 218(3)

confirmation and validation bills (regulations) 262(a), 325 see also Appropriation (Confirmation and Validation) Bill

confirmation of Speaker 22–24

consequential amendments 260(2)

consideration of bills see committee stage of bills

constitutional relationship with judiciary 115(3)(b)

contempt

allegations of 403

considerations 409(2)

definition 409(a)–(c)

examples of 410

holding suspended member in 96

Controller and Auditor-General see Auditor-General

copies of bills 267

private bill or local bill App C 7, 8, 11

proposed Members’ bills 279

corrections see errors

counsel at hearings 228

courts 

comity with 115(3)(b)

definition of New Zealand court 3(1)

matters before 115–116, 380(4), 386(3)

offensive references to judiciary 117

reference to parliamentary proceedings before 411

criminal wrongdoing, allegations of 199, 232

Crown entity

annual review 344–345

debate on annual review 349, 350, App A

definition 3(1)

Crown rights and prerogatives 313

notice of private bill or local bill affecting, App C 4(2)(a)

custody

records 10

secret evidence 219(3)

 

D

debate see also debates

addressing Speaker 107

adjournment of 133–135

amendments to motions 126–129

anticipating discussion 113

arrangement by Business Committee 79

call to speak 105–106

closure of 136–138

confidential committee proceedings 114

election of Speaker 16(3)

explanations 110

first reading 284(3)

general 392

inappropriate language 117–120

interruption of 131–132, 284(3), 285–6

debate—cont

irrelevancy 111(2)

languages permitted 108

main question and amendments 126–129

matters subject to judicial decision 115–116

misrepresentation, misquotation, misunderstanding 110

motion to adjourn 133(1)

offensive expressions 117–120

proportionality 106(b)

reference to confidential committee proceedings 114

relevance 111

repetition 111(2)

right to speak first after interruption 54

speaking once to question 109, 110, 128, App A

termination of speech 111(2)

time limits for 121(1), App A

unparliamentary language 117–120

visual aids 112

debates App A

Address in Reply 351–353

annual review debate 347, 350

annual review of Crown entities, public organisations, and State enterprises 349, 350

arrangement by Business Committee 79

Budget 334

Budget policy statement 332(4)

Estimates 339, 350

Prime Minister’s statement 354–355

time limits App A

urgent 389–391

debts

declaration of creditors App B 5(1)(j)

declaration of debtors App B 5(1)(e)

discharged by other person App B 8(1)(c)

family members App B 6, 8(4)

interest payable App B 5(4)

short-term App B 7

value App B 5(1)(i),(j), 10

declaration for private bill or local bill Appendix C 11(2), 15–17

declaration of financial interest 164–166

decorum in House 84

definitions 3

delegated legislation 318–325; see also regulations

delegation from another Parliament 222(2)

department

annual review 344–345

debate on annual review 347, 350, Appendix A

definition 3(1)

departmental agency see 3(1) definition of “department”

deputy chairperson of select committee 201–203 see also select committee chairpersons

removal 201(2)

Deputy Speaker 26–27, 29

absence 32

appointment 14(1)(e), 26, 31

authority 27

chairperson of committee of whole House 172

party leader or whip 30

presiding in House 27, 32

term of office 29

vacancy 31

determinations of Business Committee 78, 79–80 see also Business Committee

circulation 80(1)

committee of whole House 299–301

fairness to all parties 78(3)

precedence over Standing Orders 80(2)

Votes for debate 350

differing views 245

disallowance of instrument 321, 323; see also negative resolution procedure

immediate modification order 324

discharge

bill from select committee 295(3)

debts App B 8(1)(c)

orders of the day 74

discharge of business of House 74

disclosure 

assistance to committee 242(2)

draft report 240(2)

interim report, proceedings relating to 239(4)

matters of process and procedure 239(3)(b)

members of Parliament, to 239(2)(a)

disclosure—cont 

private evidence 220(4), 237(1)

public statement by chairperson 242(2)

Registrar’s inquiry, information on, App B 17

returns of pecuniary and other specified interests App B 15, 18, 21

secret evidence 237(2)

select committee proceedings 114, 239–242, 380(4), 386(3)

special report, proceedings relating to 239(4)

written submissions 217

discussion, anticipating 113

disorderly conduct 89–96

committee of whole House 92, 177(1)a

naming of member 90, 92

order to withdraw 89(1)

select committee 214

speeches and interjections 119

suspension of member 91–94

suspension of sitting 50(1)(a)

disposal of Members’ notices of motion 100

disallowance motion 321

negative resolution procedure 323(5)

dissolution or expiration of Parliament 83, 241(1), App B 21(2)

divided bills

Business Committee 309(4)

committee of whole House 309, 312(2)

enacting formula 294(2), 309(2)

reprinting 267(2),(3)

select committee 294

third reading 312(2)

documents

quoted by Minister 376

tabled by leave 377

translation of 375

drawing attention of House to regulations 319

 

E

early sitting during adjournment 55(1)–(2)

economic and fiscal updates

Finance and Expenditure Committee 336(1)(b)–(c),(2)

debate 250(1)(c), 340(2)

election of Speaker 15–19, 25

absent nominees 16(2)

abstention 19(1)(c)

adjournment after 22

bells 19(1)(a)

Clerk as chairperson 15

Mace 21

multiple nominations 19

no proxies 20

no question or debate 16(3)

nomination of members 16–19

seconding 16(1)

single nomination 17

tie 19(2), (3)

two nominations 18

emergency

interruption of sitting 50(1)(b)

postponement of sitting 55(6)

suspension of proceedings of committee of whole House 177(1)(c)

waiver of proxy limit 155(5)

enacting formula 254

divided bills 294(2), 309(2)

entering Chamber 85

English language 108

entrenchment 266

epidemic

immediate modification order 324

postponement of sitting 55(3)–(5)

errors

clerical or typographical, in bills 316

result of vote 152

return of pecuniary and other specified interests Appendix B 20

Estimates 337–340 see also Budget

debate 339, 350

determination of Votes for debate 350

examination of 338

referral of Votes to Finance and Expenditure Committee 337

reports on 250(1)(c)

select committee examination of 338

supplementary 341–342 see Supplementary Estimates

evidence of parliamentary proceedings 411–412

evidence to select committees 215–220

allegations in 234–238

application to be private or secret 220

confidentiality of 218(3)

on oath 230

oral 217(2)

private 218, 220

public release of 217

release of submissions 217

request for, 195

return of 216, 236

secret 219, 220, 237(2)

submissions 215, 217

examination by order of House 156–158

expiration of Parliament 83, 241(1), App B 21(2)

expiry provisions 259

explanatory notes 257

extended sitting hours

advice of motion to extend 56(2)

determination by Business Committee 56(1)(b), 56(3)

extraordinary urgency 61

Imprest Supply Bill 331(1)

motions for 56(1)(a), 56(2)

resumption 56(4)

urgency 58

suspension of 56(4), 58(2), 61(2)(a)

extension of reporting time 248, 295(2)

extraordinary urgency 60–61

 

F

family members, debts to or from App B 6, 8(4)

filming rules App D Part A

Finance and Expenditure Committee

annual financial statements of Government 345(1)

annual reports, allocation of 344(2)

annual reviews 344, 345(1), 347(2)

Auditor-General, report of 396(1)(a)

Budget policy statement 332

economic and fiscal reports 336, 340(2)

Estimates, referral of 337

fiscal strategy report debate 250(1)(c), 336(1)(a),(2), 340(2)

subject area 188

Supplementary Estimates 341(1)

whole of Government directions 393

finance bills 262(a)

financial interests 164–166

declared in Register of Pecuniary and Other Specified Interests 165(2) see also pecuniary and other specified interests

defined 164

financial statements of Government

report on 250(1)(c), 345(1)

annual review debate 347(1)(a)

financial veto 326–330

amendments to bills 329

bill, amendment, or motion 327(1), 328

certificate 327–329

change to Vote 327(2), 329, 330

debate on 327(4)

notice of amendment to bill or change to Vote 330

requirement to explain 327(1)

withdrawal 327(5)

findings 246

first reading 285–286

arrangement as order of day 70(1)4, 72(1)4

cognate bills 269

postponement of Member’s bill 74(3)

referral to select committee 288–290

speech moving, 287, 290(1), App A

fiscal strategy report

debate 250(1)(c), 340(2)

Finance and Expenditure Committee, referral to 336(1)(a),(2)

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee

international treaties 397(3), 399

subject area 188

foreign leaders addressing House 82(2)

freedom of speech 23, 115(3)(a)

Fridays

as sitting day 47

select committee meetings on 191

 

G

galleries

filming from 46(3), App D Pt A(2)

interruptions from 43, App D Pt A(1)8, 10

Speaker’s control of admission to 44

withdrawal from 42(a),(b), 43

general business 65, 66

anticipation 113

completion before urgency 57(2)

general debate 392, App A

item of general business 66(1)4

gifts

declaration of App B 8(1)(b)

definition App B 8(3)

value App B 8(1)(b), 10

Government Administration Committee

national civil defence emergency management strategy and plan 394

Ombudsmen’s report 396(1)(b)

subject area 188

Government bills 253(1)(a) see also bills

Government notice of motion see also notice of motion

definition 3(1)

Government order of the day 67, 99

Government orders of the day 67–68 see also orders of the day

precedence 76

Government responses to select committee reports 74(4), 252

Government’s financial veto 326–330 see financial veto

Governor-General

address to, 168–169, 351

confirmation of Speaker 22–24, 25(2)

message 132(d), 167

opening of Parliament 14, 22

references to 3(2), 118

grouping of amendments 307(4)

 

H

Hansard 9

party votes 143(4)

State occasions 82(3)

hearings of evidence 222–231 see select committee hearings of evidence

House

absence from 38, 39–40 see also absence from House

attendance 37–40

broadcasting of proceedings 46, App D

business of see business of House

House—cont

Minister to be present 40

permission for absence 38

present for purposes of Standing Orders 37(2)

sitting days see sitting days

sitting programme 81

sittings of see sittings of House

Speaker’s control of admission 44

 

I

immediate modification order 324

Imprest Supply bills 331

debate 340(3), 342(2), App A

introduction 284

special rules 270, 284, 288

improper motives 120

inappropriate language 117–120

Independent members 34(2),(5)

casting party vote 143(1)(d),(3)

permission for absence 38(1)

proxy voting 143(3), 155(4)

inquiries by Registrar of Pecuniary and Other Specified Interests App B 14(c), 16–17

matter of privilege treated as request 401(3)

request without grounds, 410(i)

inquiries by select committees 189(2)

alleged criminal wrongdoing 199, 232

conduct of member 200

Government response to recommendations 252

reports 71, 72(1)5, 74(4), 250(3), 252

instruction

committee of whole House 176, 301(2)(c)

select committee 287(1)(b),(2), 290

interest payable App B 5(4)

interim reports 243, 296(b)

confidentiality 239(4)

international treaties see treaties

inter-parliamentary relations

official programme 37(1)(d)

parliamentary delegation 222(2)

travel costs, declaration of interests arising from, App B 8(2)(e)

interpretation of Standing Orders 2

interruption of debate 131–132

conclusion of sitting 51–53

introduction of bill 284

maiden or valedictory statement 360(3)

matter of privilege 131(b), 132(b), 402(4)

message from Governor-General 132(d), 167(2)

misrepresentation 110

point of order 88(1), 131(a), 132(a)

strangers 43, 131(b), 402(4)

suspension of sitting 50–53, 132(c)

swearing-in 13(3), 132(e)

interruption of sitting 51–53

disorder or emergency 50

House in committee 52

resumption 54

Saturdays 48

vote in progress 53

interruption of speech 131

introduction of bills 276–284

announcement 283

Appropriation bills 284, 333

Government bills 276

Imprest Supply bills, under urgency 284

local bills and private bills 282

main Appropriation Bill 333

Members’ bills 277–281

investment statement 336

debate 336(5), App A

referral to Finance and Expenditure Committee 336(1)(e)

report 250(1)(c), 336(4)

irrelevancy

allegations 236

evidence 216

petitions 367(2)

speeches 111(2)

 

J

Journals 8, 10–11

absences from House 39

party votes 143(4)

personal votes 150

suspension of member 95(2)

judiciary

comity 115(3)(b)

offensive references to 117

 

L

language

disrespectful references 118

offensive 117–120

offensive or disorderly words 119

petitions 367

unparliamentary language 117–120

languages permitted in debate 108

lapsed business

confidentiality of select committee proceedings 241

reinstatement 83, 241

lapse of Members’ notices of motion 100

disallowance motion 321

negative resolution procedure 323(5)

Leader of Opposition 36

leaders 35(1) see party leaders and whips

leave

definition 3(1)

document tabled by 377

instruction, varying of 176(7)

meeting during sitting 194(1)(a)

meeting on Friday 191

meeting past 6pm 194(2)

non-voting member 186(1)

participation in meeting 210

personal explanation 358

private evidence 218(1)

question previously decided in select committee 207

secret evidence 219

Statutes Amendment Bill 292, 305(2)

strangers in select committee 212(b)

urgency, extra business under 59(1)

withdrawal of amendment 125(2)

withdrawal of motion 103(2)

leaving Chamber

members 85

Speaker 87

legal opinions 380(2)

legal process, serving of 410(c)

legal remedies not exhausted 371(a)

lobbies

admission to 44

personal votes 145(1)(b)–(d),(2), 146

local bills

affecting rights and prerogatives of Crown 313, App C 4(2)(a)

amendments 292(2), 302(3)

declaration App C 15, 16

defined as type of bill 253(1)(c)

deposit and inspection App C 7–8

examination and endorsement App C 17

fees App C 13–14

first reading 285(2)

introduction 274, 282

notice to interested persons App C 1–6

orders of the day 69

preliminary procedures 274(2), App C

withdrawal 275

Local Government and Environment Committee

Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s report 396(1)(c)

subject area 188

Local Legislation bills 262(c), 274, 291(3), App C 18–23

long-term fiscal position, statement on 336

debate 336(5), App A

referral to Finance and Expenditure Committee 336(1)(d)

report 250(1)(c), 336(3)

 

M

Mace 21, 62

maiden statements 360, App A

interruption of business 132(g), 360(3)

main Appropriation Bill see Appropriation Bill (main) and Budget and Estimates

Māori language

speeches 108

petitions 362

translation of documents 375

Maori Purposes Bill 262(d)

matters before courts 115–116, 380(4), 386(3) see matters subject to judicial decision

matters of privilege 401–412 see also contempt and privilege

allegations of breach 403

consideration by Speaker 404

interrupting speech 131(b)

members subject to allegations 405

raising 402

referral to Privileges Committee 407

Speaker’s ruling on 406

matters of process and procedure 239(3)(b)

matters of urgent public importance 389–391

matters subject to judicial decision 115–116 see also courts

notice to Speaker 115(2)

questions 380(4)

replies 386(3)

Speaker’s discretion 115

meetings of select committees see select committee meetings

member in charge

amendments 308

copies of bills 267(1),(4)

discharge of order of day 74

instruction to select committee 290

motion to report progress 181(2)

postponement of order of day 74

postponement of provision 303(1)(d)

select committee participation 210(2)

speaking time App A

third reading of divided bill 312(2)

members

acknowledgement of Chair 85

attendance and absence from House 37–40

charges against 200

Independent 34(2),(5) 

leaving party 34(2)

naming 90, 92

orders of the day 71–72

presence at select committee meetings 208

presence within parliamentary precincts 37(2)

reference to private affairs of 120

seating 86

suspension 96

swearing-in 12, 13

Members’ bills 271–281 see also bills

adopted by Government 272

affecting rights and prerogatives of Crown 313

announcement of introduction 283

ballot 281, 282

fair copies 279

first reading 74(3), 285(2)

introduction 271–281

limit on proposing 278(3)

notices of proposal 278(1)–(2), 281(2)

order of business 72

postponement of 74(3)

proposal for introduction 278

same in substance 281(2)

support for proposal 280

website access 279(2)

members of public

admission to galleries 44

allegations in select committees see allegations in select committees

applications to respond to references in House 159–162

attendance at hearings 222

disorder in galleries 43

disorder in select committee 214(1)

order to withdraw from House 41–42

select committee, closed hearings 218(2), 219(2)

select committee, public hearings 222(1)

strangers see strangers

messages from Governor-General 167–169

Crown rights and prerogatives 313

interruption of debate 132(d), 167(2)

opening of Parliament 14(1)(b),(c)

ministerial statements 356–357, App A

comment 357, App A

interruption of debate 132(g), 356(2)

Ministers

adjournment motion 49(2)

bills see member in charge

oral question, absence for 385(2)

presence during sittings 40

questions to see questions to Ministers and members

quoted document 376

statements by 356–357 see ministerial statements

minority views 245

misrepresentation

debate 110

question time 359

Monday as sitting day 47

motions 97–103

adjournment of debate 133(1)

closure 136–138

financial veto 327(1), 328

notices of see notices of motion

out of order 113(2)

reporting progress 181

urgency 57

withdrawal 101(2)

 

N

naming of members 90, 92

in committee of whole House 92

suspension 91–96

national civil defence emergency management strategy 394

national interest analysis 397(2),(3), 398

natural justice 232–238

apparent bias 232, 233

disqualification of member 232

evidence containing allegations 234–238

reputational damage 232, 233–238

near-unanimity 78

negative resolution procedure 323

new parties 34(2),(4)

nominations

Business Committee 77(3)

Speaker 16–19

New Zealand Sign Language 108

non-voting members 186(1), 209(2)

notice

chairperson or deputy chairperson, removal of 201(2)

committee stage of bills 301(3)

matters subject to judicial decision, reference to 115(2)

meeting 205

motion see notices of motion

private bill or local bill App C 1–6

proposal of Member’s bill 278

removal of chairperson or deputy chairperson 201(2)

select committee business 206

notices of motion 97–101

content 101(2)

disallowance 323(5),(6)

disposal of 100

examination by Speaker 99

form and content of 101

procedure 98

question on 103

 

O

oath or affirmation

swearing-in 12(c),(e), 13

witness at select committee 230

offensive expressions

debate 117–120

evidence 216

notice of motion 101(2)(a)

petition 367(1)

question 380(1)(c)

replies 386(2)(c)

response to misrepresentation 359(3)

response to reference in House 159(3)

Office of Parliament

annual review 344, 345(2), 347(1)(b) see also annual review

appointment 395(1)(c)

appropriations 395(1)(a)

audit 395(1)(b)

code of practice 395(2)

creation 395(1)(d)

definition 3(1)

reports of, 396

Officers of Parliament Committee 395

chairperson 201(3)

establishment 184(1)(b)

official business 37(1)(c)

official inter-parliamentary relations programme 37(1)(d)

travel costs, declaration of interests arising from, App B 8(2)(e)

Ombudsmen

petitions, subject-matter of 371(b)

reports 396(1)(b)

omnibus bills 262–263

opening of Parliament 12–14

Governor-General’s speech 14(1)(c), 22

oral questions 378–381, 383­–388 see also questions to Ministers and members

absent member 384(2)

absent Minister 385(2)

allocation to parties 381(2)

asking 384

circulation 381(3)

content of questions 378, 379(1), 380

content of replies 386

daily limit 381(2)

general business, item of 66(1)2

lodging of notice 381

number allowed 381(2)

replying 385, 386

supplementary 387

timing 66, 383

urgency, during 59(2)

withdrawal of member from House 89(1)

order in House

disorderly conduct 89–96

Speaker 84, 89–96

suspension of sitting 50(1)(a)

order of business 63–72

Business Committee 79(b)

general business 66

Government orders of the day 67–68

Members’ orders of the day 71–72

not reached 73

private and local orders of the day 69–70

Tuesdays and Thursdays 75

Wednesdays 76

Order Paper 63–64 

advice of bills to be considered 301(3)

circulation 64(3)

orders of the day 66–76

order to withdraw from House 89

oral questions 89(1)

refusal 94

voting 89(2)

orders of the day 67–76

discharged or postponed 74

Government 67–68

Members’ 71–72, 74(3)

Members’ bills 74 (3)

not reached 73

Order Paper 63–64

private and local 69–70

select committee reports 74(4)–(5), 250

Tuesdays and Thursdays 75

Wednesdays 76

organisation see 3(1) definition of “person”

petitions of 366

 

P

papers and publications 372–377

announcement 66(1)1, 373(2)

authority of House see authority of House to publish

Budget papers 335

custody 10

disposal 11

documents quoted by Minister 376

documents tabled by leave 377

Estimates 335

New Zealand Bill of Rights 265

parliamentary papers 373

publication 374

translation 375

Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, report of 396(1)(c)

parliamentary delegation 222(2)

parliamentary papers 373 see also authority of House to publish and papers and publications

parliamentary precincts

definition 3(1)

legal process, serving of 410(c)

party vote, members present for 143(1)(c), 155(4)(a)

present for purposes of Standing Orders 37(2)

parliamentary privilege see matters of privilege 401–412

parliamentary proceedings referred to before court 411, 412

Parliamentary Under-Secretary 385(2)

part by part consideration 303(2)

parties 34–36

allocation of speaking time 79(f)

Business Committee, nominations for 77(2)

changes of details 35(1)

coalitions 35(2)

leaders and whips as presiding officers 30

loss of recognition 34(4)

names 35(1)(a)

new 34(2),(4)

notification requirements 35

proportionality in debate 106(b)

proportionality of questions 381(2)

parties—cont

proportionality of select committee membership 185(1)

recognition for parliamentary purposes 34

seating in Chamber 86(2)

temporary recognition 34(3)

party leaders and whips 35(1)

notice of meeting, waiver of 205(2)

permission to be absent from House 38(2)

presiding officers 30

proxy, exercise of 154(4)

speaking times for specified party leaders App A

specified party leaders, definition of, App A (note)

temporary changes in select committee membership 187(3)

party votes 141, 143

abstention 143(1)(b)

call for 141

contrary to party 143(1)(d)

errors or confusion 152

Hansard 143(4)

Independent members 143(1)(d)

order of voting 143(1)(a),(d)

parties of up to five members 143(3)

personal votes following 144

presence of members in precincts 37(2), 143(1)(c), 155(4)(a)

procedure 143

proxy votes 143(1)(c), 143(3)

recording of 143(4)

split-party vote 143(1)(b)

ties 153

who may vote 143(1)(c),(d)

passing of bills 268, 313–314

pecuniary and other specified interests App B

debts see debts

definitions App B 2, 8(3),(4)

financial interests 164–166

financial interests declared in Register 165(2)

gifts see gifts

inquiries by Registrar 401(3), 410(i), App B 14(c), 16–17

publication of App B 18

requirement to make return 163, App B Part 1

register of App B Part 2

Registrar, appointment of App B 2(1), 13

Registrar’s functions 14, 22

permission to be absent from House 38

personal explanations 358

interruption of debate 132(g)

personal reflections 120

personal votes 145–151

bells 145(1)(a),(c), 147

correction of result 152

election of Speaker 18, 19(1)(f),(2)

errors or confusion 152(1)

following party vote 144

members’ presence 145(2), 146

no teller 149

procedure 145–52

proxy 150(2), 155(1)

records 150

tellers 145(b), (e)–(f), 149

ties 153

persons, papers and records

failure to comply with order or summons 410(s),(t)

order for summons by committee with power 196

order for summons by House 156

select committee application to Speaker for summons 197

select committee request for attendance or documents 195

petitions 361–371

addressed to House 361

announcement 14(1)(d), 66(1)1, 369(2)

corporations 366

custody and disposal 10, 11

delivery to Clerk 369

form 367

languages 362

legal remedies 371(a)

member presenting 368

not in order 371

Ombudsmen, application to 371

presentation 369

referral to select committees 370

relevancy 367

reports 250(1)(a),(2)

request for action 361

requirements for 361–363, 367

select committee consideration 189(1)(b), 370

signatures 364–366

points of order 88

interrupting speech 131(a)

interrupting debate 132 (a)

postponement

business of House 74

committee stage of bill 74, 301(d)

order of the day 74

provision 303(1)(d),(4)

sitting of House 55(3)–(7)

powers of select committees 195–200

charges against members 200

criminal wrongdoing 199

evidence, request for 195

order for summons by committee with power 196

persons, papers and records, power to send for 196

persons, papers and records, request for 195

subcommittees 198

summons, application to Speaker for 197

prayer 14(1)(a), 62

preambles to bills

consideration in committee of whole House 303(2)(a)

enacting formula 254

private bills 258, 291(2)

preliminary clause

consideration in committee of whole House 303(2)(e)

definition 3(1)

divided bill 309(2)

prerogatives of Crown 313

notice of private bill or local bill affecting, App C 4(2)(a)

presence in parliamentary precincts 37(2)

party vote 143(1)(c), 155(4)(a)

presentation

address to Governor-General or Sovereign 169(2),(4)

bills for Royal assent 315

Budget papers 335

certificate for Revision Bill 271

Government responses 252

New Zealand Bill of Rights papers 265(4)

papers 372

petitions 369

Prime Minister’s statement 354(2),(4)

Registrar’s report App B 16(9)

responses to references in House 162(1)

select committee reports 247, 249, 296

treaties and national interest analyses 397

presiding officers (other than Speaker) 26–33

see Assistant Speakers and Deputy Speaker

press gallery

order that strangers withdraw 42(b)

Prime Minister

advice on postponed or early sitting 55(1),(3)(b)

proposal of State occasion 82(1)

Prime Minister’s statement 354, 355

debate on 355, App A

orders of the day 67, 76(2)

principal Act clause see also preliminary clause

definition 3(1)

dividing of bill 309(2)

principles and objects of bills

committee of whole House 302(1),(2)

private bills 258

select committee 292(1),(2)

printing of bills 267

reprinting 267(2)–(4)

Royal assent 315, 316

private and local orders of the day

after interruption or adjournment 70(2)

bills 69–70

precedence 76(1)

private bills 258, 273, 275, App C

affecting rights and prerogatives of Crown 313, App C 4(2)(a)

amendments 292(2), 302(3)

bills dealing with land App C 9–11

certification of deposit App C 8

declaration App C 15, 16

defined as type of bill 253(1)(d)

deposit and inspection App C 7–8

examination and endorsement App C 17

fees App C 13–14

first reading 285(2), App A

introduction 273, 282

notice to interested persons App C 1–6

orders of the day 69

preamble 258, 291(2)

preliminary procedures 273, App C

select committee report 291(2)

withdrawal 275

private evidence 218, 220

allegations in 237

privilege see also contempt and matters of privilege

allegations of breach 403

breach of privilege 410(a)

contempt 409

examples of contempts 410

raising a matter of, see matters of privilege

Privileges Committee

establishment 184(1)(b)

functions 401(1)

power to send for persons papers and records 401(2)

referral of question of privilege 407

reports 250(1)(a), 251(2)

proceedings of House or committee, authority to communicate 3(4) see also authority of House to publish and circulation of proceedings and availability to public

process and procedure, matters of 239(3)(b)

proportionality

Business Committee decision-making 78

debate 106(b)

questions 381(2)

select committee membership 185(1)

proxy voting 143(1)(c), 154–155

absence with permission of Speaker 155(3)

abstention 154(1)

amending proxy 154(3)

authority for 154(1),

casting of proxy 155

election of speaker 20

form and content 154(2)

Independent members 155(4)

leader or senior whip 154(4)

limit on number of 155(2), (3)

revoking proxy 154(3)

small parties 143(3), 155(4)

state of national emergency 155(5)

public see members of public and availability to public

public affairs amendment 331(3), 334(2)

public organisation

annual review 344–345

debate on annual review 349, 350, App A

definition 3(1)

resolution by House 3(1)

publication by order or under authority of House 3(4) see also authority of House to publish and availability to public and circulation of proceedings

putting the question 139–155

closure motion 136–138

on amendment to motion 130(1),(2)

on motion 130(3),(4)

party votes 141

personal votes on conscience issues 142

voice vote 140

 

Q

question previously decided see same in substance

question, proposal of see also putting the question

amendment to motion 125

committee stage of bill 305

motion 103(1)

questions for oral answer 378–381, 383­–388 see oral questions

questions for written answer 378–380, 382, 386 see written questions

questions to Ministers and members 378–388 see also oral questions and written questions

addressed to members other than Ministers or Speaker 379(1),(3)

addressed to Ministers 378

addressed to Speaker 379(2)

content of questions 380

disallowance after acceptance 380(5)

reference to matters subject to judicial decision 115(1), 380(4), 386(3)

replies 386

Speaker, to 379(2)

supplementary 387

unacceptable content 380(1)–(4)

urgency, during 59(2)

urgent 388

quorum 

Minister present 40

non-voting members 209

participation in personal votes 151

select committee meeting after lack of quorum 205(2)

select committees 209

suspension of Standing Orders without notice 4(2)

R

radio broadcast 42(d), 46(1)–(2)

recommittal of bill 311

recording of proceedings

order that strangers withdraw 42(d)

select committee evidence 231(1)

records 8, 10–11 see also persons, papers and records

custody of 10

disposal of 11

references to Sovereign or Governor-General 118

Register of Pecuniary and Other Specified Interests see pecuniary and other specified interests App B

Registrar of Pecuniary and Other Specified Interests see also pecuniary and other specified interests App B

appointment App B 2(1), 13

functions 14, 22

inquiries 401(3), 410(i), App B 14(c), 16–17

regulations 318–325 see also Regulations Review Committee

affirmative resolution procedure 322

complaints 318(5), 320

confirmation and validation bill 262(1)(a), 325

definition 3(1)

disallowance motion 321

draft regulations, referral of 318(2)

examination by Regulations Review Committee 318(1)

grounds for drawing attention to 319

jurisdiction of courts 319(2)(e)

negative resolution procedure 323

notice of motion to approve 322(1)

Regulations Review Committee 318–320, 321 see also regulations

bills, regulation-making powers in 318(3)

complaints to 318(5), 320

confirmation and validation bills 325

establishment 184(1)(b)

functions 318

referral of draft regulations by Minister 318(2)

report to House 250(3), 318(4)

report to other committees 318(3)

reinstatement of business 83, 241(2)

release of proceedings

assistance to committee 242(2)

interim report 239(4)

matters of process and procedure 239(3)(b)

members of Parliament, to 239(2)(a)

private evidence 220(4), 237(1)

public statement by chairperson 242(2)

Registrar’s inquiry App B 17

returns of pecuniary and other specified interests App B 15, 18, 21

secret evidence 237(2)

select committee proceedings 114, 239–242, 380(4), 386(3)

special report 239(4)

written submissions 217

relevance

amendment to bill 292(1), 302(2)

amendment to motion 123

debate 111

petition 367(2)

points of order 88(3)

public affairs amendment 331(3), 334(2)

select committee evidence 195(2), 216, 225, 236

removal of chairperson or deputy chairperson 201(2)

repetition in speeches 111(2)

replies to questions 385–386

call by Speaker 385(1)

content 386(2),(3)

matters subject to judicial decision 386(3)

reference to committee proceedings 386(3)

requirement to answer 386(1)

urgent 388(2)

reports of committee of whole House 182

progress 181, 182(2)

no progress 182(2)

reports of select committees see select committee reports

reprinting of bills 267(2)–(4)

reputational damage 

misrepresentation in oral questions 359

select committees 232, 233–238

evidence to select committees 220(4), 228(2)(e), 234–238

request for evidence 195

rescission of resolution 104

Reserves and Other Lands Disposal bills 262(e)

resolution of House

affirmative resolution procedure 322

negative resolution procedure 323

notice of motion 101(1)

reinstatement 83

rescission of 104

responses 159–162

adverse reference 159(1)(a)

amendment of 162(2)

application for 159

consideration by Speaker 160

content 159(3)

incorporation into record 161–162

misrepresentation at question time 359

presentation 162(1)

timeframe 159(2)

resumption of interrupted business 54

returns of pecuniary and other specified interests 163, 165(2), App B Part 1 see also pecuniary and other specified interests

Revision bills 271

revocation

instrument 321, 323

proxy 154(3)

Standing Orders 6, 7(c)

rights and prerogatives of Crown 313

notice of private bill or local bill affecting, App C 4(2)(a)

Royal assent 315, 316, 317

Royal Commissioners 12(a–b)

rules of debate 105–121 see also debate

addressing Speaker 107

anticipating discussion 113

call to speak 105–106

confidential committee proceedings 114

inappropriate language 117–120

irrelevancy 111(2)

languages permitted 108

matters subject to judicial decision 115–116

offensive expressions 117–120

proportionality 106(b)

reference to confidential committee proceedings 114

relevance 111

repetition 111(2)

unparliamentary language 117–120

visual aids in 112

 

S

same in substance

amendments defeated in committee of whole House 264(2)

amendments, selection of 307(5)

bills 264(a)

instruction to committee of whole House 176(4)

proposed Members’ bills 281(2)

select committee, motion or amendment in 207

same question rule see same in substance

Saturday as sitting day 47

adjournment of sitting 48

extraordinary urgency 61(2)(b)

scope of amendments to bills  

committee of whole House 302(1),(2)

select committee 292(1),(2)

Statutes Amendments bills 292(3)

seating in Chamber 86

second reading 297–300

adoption of amendments 300

cognate bills 269

debate on 298

consideration in committee 299

motion 297

questions put 298

secret evidence 219, 220, 237(2)

select committee chairpersons 201–203

absence 202

acting 202(2), 203

directing hearings 224

deputy 201(1), 202(1)

election 201(1)

next meeting 190(2)

Officers of Parliament Committee 201(3)

participation as committee member 203(2)

removal from office 201(2)

request for evidence 195

temporary 202(3), 203(1),(3)

transfer of powers during meeting 203

select committee consideration of bills 198(1)(a),(3), 291–294

amendments 291(1)(b), 292

dividing bills 294

Local Legislation bills 291(3)

majority amendments 292(4)

member in charge 210(2)

opinions from other committees 293

private bills 291(2), 292(2)

select committee consideration of bills—cont

relevance of amendments 292(1)

reporting amendments 292(4)

reports 291(4) see also select committee reports

scope of amendments 292(1),(2)

Statutes Amendment bills 292(3)

time for report 295

unanimous and majority amendments 292(4)

select committee hearings of evidence 222–231

allegations in 234–238

application to be private or secret 220

conduct of examination 224

counsel 228

delegation from another Parliament 222(2)

disorder 214

evidence containing allegations 234–238

evidence on oath 229

oral submissions 217(2)

private or secret 218–220, 227(3)

public attendance 222

questioning witnesses 224–228

release of submissions 217

requesting attendance 195(1)

secret 219, 220, 237(2)

transcripts of evidence 231

witnesses 215, 217(2), 220(2)–(4), 221, 223–229

witnesses’ expenses 229

written submissions 215, 217

select committee meetings 190–194 see also select committees

adjournment 190(2)–(3), 205(2), 209(3)

attendance 37(1)(b)

disorder 214

Fridays 191

member in charge of bill 210(2)

members not on committee 210

minutes 208

notice of business 206

notice of meeting 205

outside New Zealand 192(2)–(3)

outside Wellington area 193

places of meeting 192

quorum 205(2), 209

strangers 212

times for 190, 191, 193, 194

withdrawal from 214

within Wellington area 194

select committee reports 243–252, 295–296

amendments to bills 292

annual reviews 250(1)(c)

bills 250(1)(b), 291(4), 295–296

bill discharged if not reported 295(3)

Budget policy statement 250(1)(c)

deadlines 248

deadlines for bills 295

debate, selection for 74(5), 250(4)

differing views 245

Estimates 250(1)(c)

extension of reporting time 248, 295(2)

financial statements of Government 250(1)(c)

findings 246

fiscal strategy report 250(1)(c)

Government responses to 252

interim reports 239(4), 243, 296(b)

investment statement 250(1)(c)

minority views 245

named persons 246

presentation 248–249, 296

Privileges Committee 250(1)(a)

publication 249(2)

reputational damage 246

selection for debate 74(5), 250(4)

signing of 247

special reports 239(4), 244, 296(b)

statement on long-term fiscal position 250(1)(c)

time for report 248, 295(1),(3)

treaties 400

unanimous and majority amendments 292(4)

select committees 184–252

absence of chairperson 202

advisers 211

amendments to bills 291(1)(b), 292

annual reviews 344(2), 345

appointments to 185(3), 186

bills 189(3)(a) see select committee consideration of bills

briefings 189(2)

chairperson and deputy 201–203 see select committee chairpersons

changes in membership 187

confidentiality of proceedings 239–242 see disclosure

delegation from another Parliament 222(2)

disclosure of proceedings 239–242 see disclosure

disorder 214

select committees—cont

establishment 184

evidence provisions 215–221 see select committee hearings of evidence

functions 189

hearings of evidence 222–231 see select committee hearings of evidence

Independent members 187(3)

inquiries 189(2)

instructions to 287(1)(b),(2), 290

lapsed business 241(1)

meetings 190–194 see select committee meetings

membership 185, 187

natural justice 232–238

non-voting members 186, 209(2)

permanent replacement 187(1),(2)

powers 195–200 see powers of select committees

proportionality 185(1)

question previously decided 207

references to proceedings, in questions and replies 380(4), 386(3)

reinstated business 241(2)

reports of Officers of Parliament 396

reports see select committee reports

Revision bills 271

right to vote 209(2), 210(2)

size of 185(2)

subject areas 188

submissions see submissions

summons from 156

Supplementary Order Papers 189(3)(b)

temporary chairperson 202(2)–(3), 203(3)

temporary replacements 187(1),(3)

vacancies 185(3)

voting 213

whole of Government directions 393(2)(b)

selection of amendments 307(5)

Serjeant-at-Arms

strangers interrupting proceedings 43

sessional orders see suspension of Standing Orders 4, 5

shared speaking time 121(2)

sign language 108

silence for points of order 88(3)

sitting days 45 see also sitting programme and sittings of House

adjustments by Business Committee 79(a)

hours of 45, 79(2)

Monday, Friday or Saturday 47

Sunday 48

sitting hours 45 see also extended sitting hours and sittings of House

adjustments by Business Committee 79(a)

extended sitting hours 56 see extended sitting hours

extraordinary urgency 61

urgency 58

suspension of see suspension of sittings

sitting programme 81

sittings of House see also sitting hours

absence from 38–40

attendance 37–40

conclusion of 51–53

early or postponed during adjournment 55

extended sitting hours 56 see extended sitting hours

interruption of business 51, 52

interruption of debate 132(c)

Monday, Friday or Saturday 47

order of business see business of House

permission to be absent 38

postponed 55

programme 81

suspension for emergency or disorder 50, 177(3)(b)

suspension of see suspension of sittings

urgency 57–61

Sovereign, references to 3(2), 118

Speaker

acknowledgement of 85

addressing in debate 107

calling members to speak 105, 106

confirmation of 22–24

control of admission to House 44

discretion on references to matters for judicial decision 115(1),(3)

election see election of Speaker

examination of notices of motion 99

leaves Chamber 87

ruling on point of order 88(2)

ruling on procedure in committee 178

rulings 2

termination of speech 111(2)

rises 84(2)

Speaker-Elect takes chair 21

speaking time, shared 121 (2)

special reports of select committees 239(4), 296(b)

specified party leaders App A(note)

speeches

interruption of 54, 131,110

resumed after interruption 54

shared speaking-time 121(2)

speaking once to question 109, 110, 128, App A

termination 111(2)

time limits 121, Appendix A

split-party vote 143(1)(b)

procedure 143(2)

Standing Orders

interpretation of 2

purpose 1

suspension of 4, 5

amendment or revocation of 6

Standing Orders Committee 7

establishment of 184(1)(b)

State enterprise

annual review 344–345

debate on annual review 349, 350, App A

definition 3(1)

State occasions 82

state of emergency

postponement of sitting 55(6)

waiver of proxy limit 155(5)

State Opening of Parliament 14

statement on long-term fiscal position 336(1)(d),(3),(4)

debate on 336(5)

report on 250(1)(c)

statements in House 356–360

maiden and valedictory 360

ministerial 356–357

personal explanations 358

response to misrepresentation 359

Statutes Amendment bills 262(1)(f)

objection to clause in committee of whole House 305(2)

select committee amendments 292(3)

strangers 41–44 see also members of public

admission to Chamber, lobbies and galleries 44

interrupting proceedings 43

order to withdraw from galleries 41–42

press gallery 42(b)

private evidence to committees 218(2)

order to withdraw from select committee 218(2), 219(2), 222(2)

secret evidence to committees 219(2)

select committee meetings 212

subcommittees 198

sub judice matters 115–116 see also courts

notice to Speaker 115(2)

questions 380(4)

replies 386(3)

Speaker’s discretion 115

submissions

containing allegations 234–238

oral submissions 217(2)

private or secret 218–220, 227(3)

release of submissions 217

secret 219, 220, 237(2)

written submissions 215, 217

summons

application to Speaker for 197

failure to comply 410(s),(t)

form and content 156(2), 196(2), 197(3)

order for summons by committee with power 196

order for summons by House 156

select committee application to Speaker for summons 197

select committee request for attendance or documents 195

Sundays 48

Supplementary Estimates

debate 342(1), 92), (4)

examination of 341

passing of bill 342

select committee examination 341(1)

Supplementary Order Papers 306

consideration in committee of whole House 307(1)

dividing bills 309

notice of motion relating to 98(2)

select committee consideration 189(3)

supplementary questions 387

matters for judicial decision 115(1)

urgent question, on 388(3)

suspension of member 91–96

contempt 96

duration 93, 94

effect 95

naming 90, 92

question on 91

refusal of direction 94

suspension of proceedings

committee of whole House 177, 179

disorder in committee 177(1)a

emergency 177(1)(c)

suspension of sittings 45

emergency or disorder 50, 177(3)(b)

extended sitting 56(4)

extraordinary urgency 61(2)(a)

interrupting business 53, 54, 132(c)

interrupting speech 131(c)

urgency 58(2)

suspension of Standing Orders 4, 5

swearing-in 12(c),(e), 13

interrupting business 13(3), 132(e)

 

T

tabling of documents

quoted by Ministers 376

by leave 377(1),(2)

taxation bills 262(b)

annual taxing provision 343

television coverage of House 46, App D

television coverage of select committees 46(2)

tellers 145(b),(e)–(f), 148–149

temporary chairperson

committee of whole House 136(4), 172(3)

select committee 202(3), 203

temporary law 259

temporary Speaker 33, 136(4)

termination of speech 111(2)

third reading 312

cognate bills 269, 312(2)

committee stage omitted 299

divided bills 309(4), 312(2)

Members’, local and private bills affecting rights or prerogatives 313

order of day 70, 72, 299, 310, 311

passing of bill 268(1), 314

recommittal 311

tied vote 153

election of Speaker 19(2),(3)

provision standing part of bill 305(1)

time, calculation of limited period of 3(3)

time limits of speeches and debates 121, App A

transcripts of evidence 231

expunging irrelevant or unjustified allegations 236(b)

translation of documents 375

treaties 397–400

grounds for drawing to attention of House 400(2)

national interest analysis 397(2), 398, 400(3)

presentation to House 397(1)

referral to Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade committee 397(1)(d),(3), 399

urgent action 398(2)

Tuesdays and Thursdays

order of business 75

 

U

unparliamentary language

debate 117–120

evidence 216

notice of motion 101(2)(a)

petition 367(1)

question 380(1)(c)

replies 386(2)(c)

response to misrepresentation 359(3)

response to reference in House 159(3)

urgency 57–61

business transacted after urgency accorded 59

effect of 58

extraordinary 60–61

introduction of bill under 284, 285(3)

motion for 57, 60

New Zealand Bill of Rights paper 265(3)

oral questions during 59(2)

suspension of sitting 58(2)

Thursday sitting 58(2)(b)

urgent questions 388

supplementary questions 388(3)

 

V

valedictory statements 360(2)

verbal or formal amendments to bills 316

Veto, financial 326–330 see financial veto

visual aids 112

voice vote 140

votes

correcting misreporting 152(2)

correcting result 152(2)

errors or confusion 152(1)

party see party votes

personal see personal votes

proxy see proxy voting

result misreported 152(2)

select committees 213

tied 153, 305(1)

Votes see Estimates

 

W

Wednesdays

arrangement of business on 76

general debate 66(1)4, 392

whole of Government directions 393

whips 35(1) see party leaders and whips

withdrawal from select committee meeting 214

withdrawal of local bills and private bills 275

withdrawal of member from House 89, 94

witnesses  see also select committee hearings of evidence

counsel for 228

evidence on oath 230

expenses 229

objection to answering questions 226–227

questioning of 224(2), 225

reputational damage to 228(2)(e)

transcripts of evidence 231(2)

written questions 378–380, 382, 386 see also questions to Ministers and members

content of questions 378, 379(1),(2), 380

content of replies 386

lodging 382

publication of questions and replies 382(3)(c), 382(5)

written submissions 217


 

 

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