Monday, December 9, 2019

Subject Select Committees

Any Bill sent to Parliament can be referred to any Committee of the Subject Select Committees. The Committees cover almost every topic one could think of.

They are set up by Parliament at the beginning of a new Parliament.

The Subject Select Committees and its Members are set down as follows.

Standing Orders 316 provides for the setting up and the life of the various Subject Select Committees:

PARLIAMENTARY SELECT COMMITTEES – 2019

STANDING ORDERS COMMITTEE (amended 10 April 2019)
1. Chairperson: Hon. Niki Rattle, Speaker of Parliament
2. Member: Hon. Tai Tura, Deputy Speaker
3. Member: Hon. Henry Puna, Prime Minister
4. Member: Hon. Mark Brown, Deputy Prime Minister
5. Member: Hon. Rose Brown, Minister for Parliamentary Services
6. Member: Hon. Tina Browne, Leader of the Opposition
7. Member: Hon. Terepai Maoate Jnr, Deputy Leader of the Opposition

SPECIAL SELECT COMMITTEE ON BILLS (amended 10 April 2019)
1. Chairperson: Hon. Tingika Elikana, Member for Pukapuka/Nassau
2. Member: Hon. Albert Nicholas, Member for RAPPA
3. Member: Hon. Tai Tura, Member for Mauke
4. Member: Hon. Tereapii Maki Kavana, Member for Arutanga -Reureu-Nikaupara
5. Member: Hon. Selina Napa, Member for Titikaveka
6. Member: Hon. Manuela Kitai, Member for Vaipae/Tautu
7. Member: Hon. Vaitoti Tupa, Member for Matavera

PUBLIC ACCOUNTS COMMITTEE (amended 10 April 2019)
1. Chairperson: Hon. Tingika Elikana, Member for Pukapuka/Nassau
2. Vice Chairperson: Hon. Vaitoti Tupa, Member for Matavera
3. Member: Hon. Tai Tura, Member for Mauke
4. Member: Hon. Tuakeu Tangatapoto, Member for Mitiaro
5. Member: Hon. Patrick Arioka, Member for Murienua
6. Member: Hon. Terepai Maoate, Member for Amuri/Ureia
7. Member: Hon. Wesley Kareroa, Member for Oneroa

CRIMES BILL SELECT COMMITTEE (established 10 April 2019)
1. Chairperson: Hon. Tingika Elikana, Member for Pukapuka/Nassau
2. Member: Hon. Tai Tura, Member for Mauke
3. Member: Hon. Patrick Arioka, Member for Murienua
4. Member: Hon. Tereapii Maki Kavana, Member for Arutanga -Reureu-Nikaupara
5. Member: Hon. Selina Napa, Member for Titikaveka
6. Member: Hon. Tetangi Matapo, Member for Tamarua
7. Member: Hon. William Heather Jnr, Member for Ruaau

INFRASTRUCTURE BILL SELECT COMMITTEE (established 10 April 2019)
1. Chairperson: Hon. Robert Tapaitau, Member for Penrhyn
2. Vice Chairperson: Hon. Tamaiva Tuavera, Member for Ngatangiia
3. Member: Hon. Tingika Elikana, Member for Matavera
4. Member: Hon. Albert Nicholas, Member for Avatiu-Ruatonga
5. Member: Hon. Patrick Arioka, Member for Murienua
6. Member: Hon. Agnes Armstrong, Member for Ivirua
7. Member: Hon. Tina Browne, Member for Rakahanga

REMUNERATION TRIBUNAL (Established by Cabinet – 13 November 2018)
1. Chairman: Mr Fletcher Melvin
2. Member: Mr Antony Will
3. Member: Mrs Makiroa Mitchell-John

Standing Select Committees

These Standing Committees are set up at the beginning of a new Parliament and their memberships are as follows:

  • Government Caucus CommitteeStanding Order 359 provides the Chairperson to be the Prime Minister and its members being members of Parliament for the time being supporting the Government
  • Standing Orders CommitteeStanding Orders 360 provides its Chairman to be the Speaker, the Deputy Speaker (who will act as Chairman in the absence of the Speaker) and the rest of the Committee will be the Prime Minister, two other Ministers and two other Members (not being a Minister) which shall be appointed to be set up at the beginning of a new parliament. Quorum is four.
  • Bills CommitteeStanding Orders 361 provides its Chairman to be the Prime Minister, two other Ministers and two other Members (not being Ministers) who shall be appointed as soon as may be after the commencement of each new Parliament. Quorum is three.

Special Select Committees

  • Special Select Committees are appointed by motion with names of theChairperson, members and their Terms of Reference showing what Parliament requires of the Special Select Committee to look into and report its findings back to Parliament.
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