New Zealand Parliament Pāremata Aotearoa

Notice of Motion

Published date: 25 Mar 2020

Name: Hon Chris Hipkins

To move - 


That the House establish an Epidemic Response Committee to consider and report to the House on any matter relating to the Government’s management of the COVID-19 epidemic, and that—

  • the committee have the power to send for persons, papers and records:
  • the committee be chaired by the Leader of the Opposition:
  • in addition to the chairperson, the committee consist of 10 members to be nominated in writing by parties to the Speaker as follows: New Zealand National four, New Zealand Labour three, New Zealand First one, Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand one, and ACT New Zealand one:
  • a member nominated to represent a party may be permanently replaced by another member of that party, by that party’s leader or whip notifying the Speaker in writing:
  • 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, on a Friday in a week in which there has been a sitting of the House, and outside the Wellington region during a sitting of the House, despite Standing Orders 191, 193, and 194(1) and (3).