Reprint
as at 25 January 2005

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Finance Act 1973

Public Act1973 No 41
Date of assent21 November 1973
Commencement21 November 1973

Note

Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this reprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this reprint, together with other explanatory material about this reprint.

This Act is administered by the Treasury.


An Act to make provision with respect to public finance and other matters

1 Short Title
  • This Act may be cited as the Finance Act 1973.

2 Validation of agreement between Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries and New Zealand Meat Producers Board
  • Whereas on 14 December 1971 the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries (in this section referred to as the Minister) and the New Zealand Meat Producers Board (in this section referred to as the Board) agreed that the Minister and the Board would apportion any loss or profit arising from the sale of meat derived from lambs purchased by the Board during the year that ended with 30 September 1972:

    And whereas it was agreed that the loss or profit would be so apportioned that the Minister would be liable for two-thirds of any loss and be entitled to two-thirds of any profit, and the Board would be liable for the remaining one-third of any loss and be entitled to the remaining one-third of any profit:

    And whereas it was further agreed that should any profit be obtained, the proportion of the profit to which the Minister would be entitled would be used and disposed of in such manner as the Minister and the Board would further agree:

    And whereas the sale of the meat yielded a total profit of approximately $8 million:

    And whereas the Minister and the Board have further agreed on 27 July 1973 to the manner in which all of the profit, including both the portion to which the Minister is entitled and the portion to which the Board is entitled, is to be used and disposed of:

    And whereas it is desirable to validate the said agreements and to authorise the use and disposal of all of the profit in accordance with the terms as agreed on between the Minister and the Board that are set out in paragraphs (a) to (d) of subsection (1):

    Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    (1) Notwithstanding anything in the Marketing Act 1936, the Meat Export Control Act 1921–22, or any other Act, the said agreements between the Minister and the Board shall be deemed to have been validly made, and always to have been validly made, and the use and disposal by the Minister and the Board of all the said profit is hereby authorised in accordance with the following terms as agreed on between the Minister and the Board:

    • (a) the profit shall be lodged in a trust account to be known as the Meat Marketing Intervention, Research, and Development Account, within a Crown Bank Account:

    • (b) the purposes for which the fund may be applied shall be—

      • (i) to underwrite any losses arising from future action under the Meat Export Control Act 1921–22 by the Board to purchase meat for the purposes of maintaining meat prices:

      • (ii) to finance any future expenditure by the Board incurred under the Meat Export Control Act 1921–22 in any future purchase of meat for those purposes:

      • (iii) to underwrite any losses which may be incurred in any other marketing operations undertaken under the Meat Export Control Act 1921–22 by the Board, including any action of the Board as an intermediary in any sale of meat:

      • (iv) to finance market research and development work but not promotion, for the purposes of the Board:

    • (c) no money shall be used or disposed of from the fund for any purpose, unless the purpose has first been approved of generally by the Minister for the use and disposal of money from the fund:

    • (d) interest shall be credited to the Meat Marketing Intervention, Research, and Development Account at a rate to be fixed by the Minister of Finance as being equivalent in his opinion to such rate of interest as might be prescribed for New Zealand Government securities on a term of 12 months, and, when credited, shall become part of the fund.

    (2) All expenditure from the Meat Marketing Intervention, Research, and Development Account for any purpose specified in paragraph (b) of subsection (1) may be made without further appropriation than this section.

    Section 2(1)(a): amended, on 25 January 2005, pursuant to section 83(7) of the Public Finance Act 1989 (1989 No 44).

3 Validation of wool prices equalisation and stabilisation payments
  • Every payment made out of the Consolidated Revenue Account before the commencement of the Wool Prices Stabilisation Regulations 1973 which would have been validly made as an equalisation payment under regulation 4 of those regulations or as a stabilisation payment under regulation 5 of those regulations if those regulations had been in force when the payment was made is hereby validated and declared to have been lawfully made.

4 Wages relating to co-operative fruit packing-houses exempt from payroll tax
  • Notwithstanding anything in section 20 of the Acts Interpretation Act 1924, or in the Payroll Tax Repeal Act 1973, all wages paid on or after 1 August 1970 by any person to the extent that the wages are attributable to and incurred in the operation of any fruit packing-house that is owned or managed co-operatively by fruit growers for the purposes of preparing and packing fresh fruit for market are deemed to be and to have been exempt from payroll tax.

5 Validation of grants to private schools
  • Whereas section 192 of the Education Act 1964 provides that the Governor-General may from time to time, by Order in Council, make regulations providing for the making of grants, out of money appropriated by Parliament for the purpose, to the governing bodies of registered private schools:

    And whereas regulations providing for the making of those grants were first made on 19 February 1973 under the title of the Private School Grants Regulations 1973:

    And whereas from time to time before 15 October 1965 (being the date on which the Education Act 1964 came into force) grants out of money appropriated by Parliament for the purpose were made to the governing bodies of registered private schools:

    And whereas from time to time during the period commencing with 15 October 1965 and ending with 19 February 1973 (being the date from which the Private School Grants Regulations 1973 took effect), grants out of money appropriated by Parliament for the purpose were made to the governing bodies of registered private schools:

    Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    • (a) all grants made to the governing bodies of registered private schools before 15 October 1965, being in total as near to the sum of $657,000 as it is possible to determine from accounts and other records, are hereby validated and declared to have been always lawfully made:

    • (b) all grants made to the governing bodies of registered private schools within the period commencing with 15 October 1965 and ending with 19 February 1973 being for purposes now provided for by the Private School Grants Regulations 1973 and being in total as near to the sum of $16,155,000 as it is possible to determine from accounts and other records, shall be deemed to have been validly made, and always to have been validly made, in every way as if the Private School Grants Regulations 1973 had been in force at the time when those grants were made.


Contents

  • 1General

  • 2Status of reprints

  • 3How reprints are prepared

  • 4Changes made under section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989

  • 5List of amendments incorporated in this reprint (most recent first)


Notes
1 General
  • This is a reprint of the Finance Act 1973. The reprint incorporates all the amendments to the Act as at 25 January 2005, as specified in the list of amendments at the end of these notes.

    Relevant provisions of any amending enactments that contain transitional, savings, or application provisions that cannot be compiled in the reprint are also included, after the principal enactment, in chronological order. For more information, see http://www.pco.parliament.govt.nz/reprints/ .

2 Status of reprints
  • Under section 16D of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989, reprints are presumed to correctly state, as at the date of the reprint, the law enacted by the principal enactment and by the amendments to that enactment. This presumption applies even though editorial changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in the reprint.

    This presumption may be rebutted by producing the official volumes of statutes or statutory regulations in which the principal enactment and its amendments are contained.

3 How reprints are prepared
  • A number of editorial conventions are followed in the preparation of reprints. For example, the enacting words are not included in Acts, and provisions that are repealed or revoked are omitted. For a detailed list of the editorial conventions, see http://www.pco.parliament.govt.nz/editorial-conventions/ or Part 8 of the Tables of New Zealand Acts and Ordinances and Statutory Regulations and Deemed Regulations in Force.

4 Changes made under section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989
  • Section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 authorises the making of editorial changes in a reprint as set out in sections 17D and 17E of that Act so that, to the extent permitted, the format and style of the reprinted enactment is consistent with current legislative drafting practice. Changes that would alter the effect of the legislation are not permitted.

    A new format of legislation was introduced on 1 January 2000. Changes to legislative drafting style have also been made since 1997, and are ongoing. To the extent permitted by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989, all legislation reprinted after 1 January 2000 is in the new format for legislation and reflects current drafting practice at the time of the reprint.

    In outline, the editorial changes made in reprints under the authority of section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 are set out below, and they have been applied, where relevant, in the preparation of this reprint:

    • omission of unnecessary referential words (such as of this section and of this Act)

    • typeface and type size (Times Roman, generally in 11.5 point)

    • layout of provisions, including:

      • indentation

      • position of section headings (eg, the number and heading now appear above the section)

    • format of definitions (eg, the defined term now appears in bold type, without quotation marks)

    • format of dates (eg, a date formerly expressed as the 1st day of January 1999 is now expressed as 1 January 1999)

    • position of the date of assent (it now appears on the front page of each Act)

    • punctuation (eg, colons are not used after definitions)

    • Parts numbered with roman numerals are replaced with arabic numerals, and all cross-references are changed accordingly

    • case and appearance of letters and words, including:

      • format of headings (eg, headings where each word formerly appeared with an initial capital letter followed by small capital letters are amended so that the heading appears in bold, with only the first word (and any proper nouns) appearing with an initial capital letter)

      • small capital letters in section and subsection references are now capital letters

    • schedules are renumbered (eg, Schedule 1 replaces First Schedule), and all cross-references are changed accordingly

    • running heads (the information that appears at the top of each page)

    • format of two-column schedules of consequential amendments, and schedules of repeals (eg, they are rearranged into alphabetical order, rather than chronological).

5 List of amendments incorporated in this reprint (most recent first)