In the 52nd New Zealand Parliament there are five parliamentary parties represented by 120 MPs. These MPs represent 64 general electorate seats and seven Māori electorates. The other 49 MPs are selected from the party lists.
Parliament's decisions affect all New Zealanders. Have your say and influence the laws passed by Parliament. You can get involved by voting in elections, contacting an MP, making a submission or petitioning Parliament.
Welcome to the Business Committee homepage. This committee plays an important part in how Parliament and select committees are run. Each year it recommends when Parliament meets and when matters are debated (the order of business). It decides who the members of select committees are. The Business Committee also determines if Parliament meets for extended periods of time (extended settings).