Part 3
The Legislature

The House of Representatives

10 House of Representatives
  • (1) There shall continue to be a House of Representatives for New Zealand.

    (2) The House of Representatives is the same body as the House of Representatives referred to in section 32 of the New Zealand Constitution Act 1852 of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

    (3) The House of Representatives shall be regarded as always in existence, notwithstanding that Parliament has been dissolved or has expired.

    (4) The House of Representatives shall have as its members those persons who are elected from time to time in accordance with the provisions of the Electoral Act 1993, and who shall be known as members of Parliament.

    Compare: 1956 No 107 ss 11, 13; 1975 No 28 s 4

    Section 10(4): amended, on 17 May 2005, by section 3 of the Constitution Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 48).