Clerk of the House of Representatives Act 1988

Reprint
as at 18 July 2013

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Clerk of the House of Representatives Act 1988

Public Act1988 No 126
Date of assent29 July 1988
Commencementsee section 1(2)

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 Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives.


Contents

Title

1 Short Title and commencement

Clerk of the House of Representatives

2 Clerk of the House of Representatives

3 Functions of Clerk of the House of Representatives

Deputy Clerk of the House of Representatives

4 Deputy Clerk of the House of Representatives

5 Functions of Deputy Clerk of the House of Representatives

Acting Clerk of the House of Representatives

6 Acting Clerk of the House of Representatives

Provisions relating to Clerk and Deputy Clerk of the House of Representatives

7 Appointment of Clerk and Deputy Clerk of the House of Representatives

8 Remuneration and conditions of employment

9 Prohibition on holding other office

10 Term of office

11 Vacation of office

12 Delegation of functions or powers

13 Revocation of delegations

Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives

14 Establishment of Office

15 Principal officer

16 Responsibility of Clerk

17 Functions of State Services Commissioner in relation to Office

Other officers of the House of Representatives

18 Appointment of staff

19 Appointments on merit

20 Obligation to notify vacancies

21 Obligation to notify appointments

22 Review of appointments

23 Removal from office

24 Employment principles

Employment relations

25 Application of Employment Relations Act 2000

26 Negotiation of conditions of employment

State sector

[Repealed]

27 Application of provisions of State Sector Act 1988 [Repealed]

Government service

28 Government service

Financial provisions

29 Money to be appropriated by Parliament for purposes of this Act

30 Audit

Official information

31 Right of access to personal information

Transitional provisions

32 Transitional provisions

Amendments to other Acts

[Repealed]

33 Amendments to Parliamentary Service Act 1985 [Repealed]

34 Amendment to Constitution Act 1986 [Repealed]

Schedule
Application of provisions of State Sector Act 1988

[Repealed]


An Act to provide for the appointment of the Clerk of the House of Representatives and of other officers of the House of Representatives, and to establish, by Act of Parliament, the Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives

1 Short Title and commencement
  • (1) This Act may be cited as the Clerk of the House of Representatives Act 1988.

    (2) This Act shall come into force on 1 August 1988.

Clerk of the House of Representatives

2 Clerk of the House of Representatives
  • There shall from time to time be appointed, as an officer of the House of Representatives, a Clerk of the House of Representatives.

3 Functions of Clerk of the House of Representatives
  • The functions of the Clerk of the House of Representatives shall be—

    • (a) to note all proceedings of the House of Representatives and of any committee of the House:

    • (b) to carry out such duties and exercise such powers as may be conferred on the Clerk of the House of Representatives by law or by the Standing Orders and practice of the House of Representatives:

    • (c) to act as the principal officer of the Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives and, in that capacity, to manage that office efficiently, effectively, and economically:

    • (d) to ensure that the members of the staff of the Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives carry out their duties (including duties imposed on them by law or by the Standing Orders or practice of the House of Representatives) and maintain—

      • (i) proper standards of integrity and conduct; and

      • (ii) concern for the public interest:

    • (e) to be responsible, under the direction of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, for the official report of the proceedings of the House of Representatives and its committees.

    Section 3(e): added, on 1 February 1992, by section 10 of the Parliamentary Service Amendment Act 1991 (1991 No 146).

Deputy Clerk of the House of Representatives

4 Deputy Clerk of the House of Representatives
  • There shall from time to time be appointed, as an officer of the House of Representatives and as a member of the staff of the Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives, a Deputy Clerk of the House of Representatives.

5 Functions of Deputy Clerk of the House of Representatives
  • (1) Subject to the control of the Clerk of the House of Representatives, the Deputy Clerk of the House of Representatives shall perform such general official duties (including the exercise of functions, duties, and powers of the Clerk of the House of Representatives) as are for the time being assigned to the Deputy Clerk by the Clerk of the House of Representatives.

    (2) On the occurrence from any cause of a vacancy in the office of Clerk of the House of Representatives (whether by reason of death, resignation, or otherwise) and in the case of absence from duty of the Clerk of the House of Representatives (from whatever cause arising), and so long as any such vacancy or absence continues, the Deputy Clerk of the House of Representatives shall have and may exercise all the functions, duties, and powers of the Clerk of the House of Representatives.

    (3) The fact that the Deputy Clerk of the House of Representatives exercises any function, duty, or power of the Clerk of the House of Representatives shall be conclusive evidence of the authority of the Deputy Clerk to do so.

Acting Clerk of the House of Representatives

6 Acting Clerk of the House of Representatives
  • (1) In the event of both the Clerk of the House of Representatives and the Deputy Clerk of the House of Representatives being unable for any reason (including a vacancy in either office or vacancies in both offices) to carry out their duties, the Speaker of the House of Representatives may appoint any other person to act as the Clerk of the House of Representatives for the time being; and any person so appointed shall, so long as his or her appointment continues, have all the powers and functions of the Clerk of the House of Representatives.

    (2) Notwithstanding subsection (1), if the absence from duty or other inability to perform the functions of the office of both the Clerk of the House of Representatives and the Deputy Clerk of the House of Representatives extends over a period of more than 3 months, no person shall, after the expiry of that period, be appointed to act or continue to act as the Clerk of the House of Representatives except with the approval of the Governor-General.

    (3) Notwithstanding subsections (1) and (2), where—

    • (a) both the Clerk of the House of Representatives and the Deputy Clerk of the House of Representatives are unable for any reason (including a vacancy in either office or vacancies in both offices) to carry out their duties; and

    • (b) there is no Speaker of the House of Representatives or the Speaker of the House of Representatives is absent from New Zealand or is for any reason unable to carry out the duties of the office of Speaker of the House of Representatives,—

    the Governor-General may appoint a person to act as the Clerk of the House of Representatives while both the Clerk of the House of Representatives and the Deputy Clerk of the House of Representatives are unable to carry out their duties.

    Section 6(2): amended, on 1 January 2002, by section 70(1) of the Human Rights Amendment Act 2001 (2001 No 96).

Provisions relating to Clerk and Deputy Clerk of the House of Representatives

7 Appointment of Clerk and Deputy Clerk of the House of Representatives
  • The Clerk of the House of Representatives and the Deputy Clerk of the House of Representatives shall each be appointed by the Governor-General on the recommendation of the Speaker of the House of Representatives after consultation by the Speaker with—

    • (a) the Prime Minister; and

    • (b) the Leader of the Opposition; and

    • (c) such other members of the House of Representatives as the Speaker considers desirable.

8 Remuneration and conditions of employment
  • (1) The remuneration of the Clerk of the House of Representatives and the remuneration of the Deputy Clerk of the House of Representatives shall be determined from time to time by the Remuneration Authority under the Remuneration Authority Act 1977.

    (2) Except as otherwise provided in this Act, the terms and conditions of employment of the Clerk of the House of Representatives and the terms and conditions of employment of the Deputy Clerk of the House of Representatives shall be determined from time to time by the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

    Section 8(1): amended, on 1 April 2003, by section 4(1) of the Remuneration Authority (Members of Parliament) Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 54).

9 Prohibition on holding other office
  • A person who holds the office of Clerk of the House of Representatives or the office of Deputy Clerk of the House of Representatives shall not be capable of being a member of Parliament, and shall not, without the approval of the Speaker of the House of Representatives in each particular case, hold any office of trust or profit, other than that person's office as Clerk of the House of Representatives or Deputy Clerk of the House of Representatives, or engage in any occupation for reward outside the office of Clerk of the House of Representatives or Deputy Clerk of the House of Representatives.

10 Term of office
  • (1) Subject to section 11(1), the Clerk of the House of Representatives and the Deputy Clerk of the House of Representatives shall each be appointed for a term of 7 years; but shall be eligible for reappointment from time to time.

    (2) Where the term for which any person has been appointed as Clerk of the House of Representatives or Deputy Clerk of the House of Representatives expires, that person, unless sooner vacating or removed from office under section 11, shall continue to hold office, by virtue of the appointment for the term that has expired, until—

    • (a) that person is reappointed; or

    • (b) a successor to that person is appointed.

11 Vacation of office
  • (1) Any person who holds the office of Clerk of the House of Representatives or the office of Deputy Clerk of the House of Representatives may at any time resign the office by writing addressed to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, or to the Governor-General if there is no Speaker or the Speaker is absent from New Zealand or is for any reason unable to carry out the duties of the office of Speaker, and shall so resign the office on attaining the age of 68 years.

    (2) The Clerk of the House of Representatives or the Deputy Clerk of the House of Representatives may at any time be removed or suspended from office by the Governor-General, upon an address from the House of Representatives, for inability to perform the functions of the office, bankruptcy, neglect of duty, or misconduct.

    (3) At any time when Parliament is not in session, the Clerk of the House of Representatives or the Deputy Clerk of the House of Representatives may be suspended from office by the Governor-General for inability to perform the functions of the office, bankruptcy, neglect of duty, or misconduct proved to the satisfaction of the Governor-General; but any such suspension shall not continue in force beyond 2 months after the beginning of the next ensuing session of Parliament.

    Section 11(2): amended, on 1 January 2002, by section 70(1) of the Human Rights Amendment Act 2001 (2001 No 96).

    Section 11(3): amended, on 1 January 2002, by section 70(1) of the Human Rights Amendment Act 2001 (2001 No 96).

12 Delegation of functions or powers
  • (1) The Clerk of the House of Representatives may from time to time, either generally or particularly, delegate to any other person (being the Deputy Clerk or other officer of the House of Representatives) any of the functions or powers of the Clerk of the House of Representatives, including functions or powers delegated to the Clerk of the House of Representatives under this Act or any other Act (or under the Standing Orders of the House of Representatives).

    (2) Subject to any general or special directions given or conditions imposed by the Clerk of the House of Representatives, the person to whom any functions or powers are delegated under this section may exercise those functions or powers in the same manner and with the same effect as if they had been conferred on that person directly by this Act and not by delegation.

    (3) Every person purporting to act pursuant to any delegation under this section shall, in the absence of proof to the contrary, be presumed to be acting in accordance with the terms of the delegation.

    (4) Any delegation under this section may be made to a specified person or to persons of a specified class, or to the holder or holders for the time being of a specified office or specified class of offices.

    (5) No such delegation shall affect or prevent the exercise of any function or power by the Clerk of the House of Representatives, nor shall any such delegation affect the responsibility of the Clerk of the House of Representatives for the actions of any person acting under the delegation.

13 Revocation of delegations
  • (1) Every delegation under section 12 shall be revocable in writing at will.

    (2) Any such delegation, until it is revoked, shall continue in force according to its tenor, notwithstanding that the Clerk of the House of Representatives by whom it was made may have ceased to hold office, and shall continue to have effect as if made by the successor in office of that Clerk of the House of Representatives.

Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives

14 Establishment of Office
  • There is hereby established as an Office of the House of Representatives an office to be called the Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives.

15 Principal officer
  • The Clerk of the House of Representatives shall be the principal officer of the Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives.

16 Responsibility of Clerk
  • The Clerk of the House of Representatives shall be responsible to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, on behalf of the House, for the efficient, effective, and economic management of the Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives.

17 Functions of State Services Commissioner in relation to Office
  • (1) The State Services Commissioner may from time to time, at the request of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, exercise in respect of the Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives any of the functions conferred on the State Services Commissioner by section 6 of the State Sector Act 1988.

    (1A) The State Services Commissioner must exercise functions requested by the Speaker in accordance with subsection (1) consistently with the role of the Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives and its separation from the executive government.

    (2) For the purposes of this section, section 6 of the State Sector Act 1988 shall apply with all necessary modifications and as if the Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives were a department within the meaning of that Act and as if the Clerk of the House of Representatives were the chief executive of that department.

    (3) The Clerk of the House of Representatives must consult the State Services Commissioner before issuing any code of conduct in the exercise of his or her functions under section 3(d).

    (4) The State Services Commissioner may advise the Speaker of the House of Representatives on any matter concerning ethics, values, and standards in relation to the Office of the Clerk.

    Section 17 heading: amended, on 18 July 2013, by section 63(2) of the State Sector Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 49).

    Section 17(1): amended, on 18 July 2013, by section 63(3) of the State Sector Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 49).

    Section 17(1A): inserted, on 18 July 2013, by section 63(4) of the State Sector Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 49).

    Section 17(3): added, on 25 January 2005, by section 18 of the State Sector Amendment Act (No 2) 2004 (2004 No 114).

    Section 17(4): added, on 25 January 2005, by section 18 of the State Sector Amendment Act (No 2) 2004 (2004 No 114).

Other officers of the House of Representatives

18 Appointment of staff
  • The Clerk of the House of Representatives may from time to time appoint, as officers of the House of Representatives and as members of the staff of the Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives, such employees (including acting or temporary or casual employees) as the Clerk of the House of Representatives thinks necessary for the efficient exercise of the functions of the Clerk.

19 Appointments on merit
  • The Clerk of the House of Representatives, in making an appointment under section 18, shall give preference to the person who is best suited to the position.

20 Obligation to notify vacancies
  • Where the Clerk of the House of Representatives intends to fill a position that is vacant or is to become vacant in the Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives, the Clerk of the House of Representatives shall, wherever practicable, notify the vacancy or prospective vacancy in a manner sufficient to enable suitably qualified persons to apply for the position.

21 Obligation to notify appointments
  • The Clerk of the House of Representatives shall notify the members of the staff of the Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives of every appointment (other than that of an acting, temporary, or casual employee) made to the staff of that Office.

22 Review of appointments
  • (1) The Clerk of the House of Representatives shall establish, after consultation with the State Services Commission, a procedure for reviewing appointments made under section 18 that are the subject of any complaint by a member of the staff of the Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives.

    (2) The procedure shall be approved by the Speaker of the House of Representatives before being established.

    (3) The Clerk of the House of Representatives may from time to time, after consultation with the State Services Commission and with the approval of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, amend or replace any procedure established under this section.

23 Removal from office
  • The Clerk of the House of Representatives may, subject to any conditions of employment included in any award or agreement, remove any employee appointed under section 18 from that employee's office or employment.

24 Employment principles
  • The Clerk of the House of Representatives shall operate a personnel policy that complies with the principle of being a good employer by following, subject to this Act, as closely as possible and as if he or she were the chief executive of a department, the provisions of sections 56 and 58 of the State Sector Act 1988.

Employment relations

  • Heading: substituted, on 2 October 2000, by section 240 of the Employment Relations Act 2000 (2000 No 24).

25 Application of Employment Relations Act 2000
26 Negotiation of conditions of employment
  • (1) The Clerk of the House of Representatives must negotiate under the Employment Relations Act 2000 every collective agreement applicable to employees appointed under section 18.

    (2) The Clerk of the House of Representatives must conduct the negotiations—

    • (a) with a union of which employees are members; and

    • (b) in consultation with the State Services Commissioner.

    (3) In this section, union has the meaning given to that term by section 5 of the Employment Relations Act 2000.

    Section 26: substituted, on 2 October 2000, by section 240 of the Employment Relations Act 2000 (2000 No 24).

State sector

[Repealed]

  • Heading: repealed, on 15 May 1991, pursuant to section 150(1) of the Employment Contracts Act 1991 (1991 No 22).

27 Application of provisions of State Sector Act 1988
  • [Repealed]

    Section 27: repealed, on 15 May 1991, by section 150(1) of the Employment Contracts Act 1991 (1991 No 22).

Government service

28 Government service
  • (1) For the purposes of the Government Superannuation Fund Act 1956, service as an officer of the House of Representatives appointed under this Act shall be deemed to be Government service.

    (2) Where any person who is appointed under this Act as an officer of the House of Representatives is, at the date of that person's appointment, an officer of the State services, the period of that person's service as an officer of the House of Representatives appointed under this Act shall be deemed to be continuous service in that branch of the State services in which that person was employed at that date for the purposes of—

    • (b) entitlement to leave of absence.

    (3) No person shall be deemed to be employed in the service of Her Majesty for the purposes of the State Sector Act 1988 by reason of that person's appointment under this Act as an officer of the House of Representatives.

Financial provisions

29 Money to be appropriated by Parliament for purposes of this Act
  • All salaries and allowances and other expenditure payable or incurred under or in the administration of this Act shall be payable out of money to be appropriated by Parliament for the purpose.

30 Audit
  • The Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives is a public entity as defined in section 4 of the Public Audit Act 2001 and, in accordance with that Act, the Auditor-General is its auditor.

    Section 30: substituted, on 1 July 2001, by section 53 of the Public Audit Act 2001 (2001 No 10).

Official information

31 Right of access to personal information
  • (1) Part 4 of the Official Information Act 1982 shall apply in relation to the Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives as if that Office were an organisation within the meaning of that Act.

    (2) Section 35 of the Official Information Act 1982 shall apply accordingly with all necessary modifications.

Transitional provisions

32 Transitional provisions
  • (1) The person holding office immediately before 1 August 1988 as the Clerk of the House of Representatives shall be deemed to have been appointed to that office under this Act for a term of 7 years beginning on 1 August 1988.

    (2) The person holding office immediately before 1 August 1988 as the Deputy Clerk of the House of Representatives shall be deemed to have been appointed to that office under this Act for a term of 7 years beginning on 1 August 1988.

    (3) The persons (other than the Deputy Clerk of the House of Representatives) who, immediately before 1 August 1988, hold office (whether or not in an acting capacity) under section 26 of the Parliamentary Service Act 1985, shall be deemed to have been appointed under section 18 (in the same capacity) and to be, as from the commencement of 1 August 1988, members of the staff of the Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives.

    (4) Any person who, immediately before 1 August 1988, holds office (whether or not in an acting capacity) as the Director of the Select Committee Office or as a Senior Committee Secretary or as a Committee Secretary or as an Assistant Committee Secretary and who is an employee of the Parliamentary Service, shall be deemed to have been appointed to office under section 18 (in the same capacity) and to be, as from the commencement of 1 August 1988, a member of the staff of the Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives.

    (5) Any other person who, immediately before 1 August 1988, is an employee of the Parliamentary Service and who, on or after 1 August 1988 but before the close of 31 August 1988, is informed in writing by the Speaker of the House of Representatives that that person is to be transferred to the staff of the Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives shall, if that person has agreed to be so transferred, be transferred accordingly and shall become, as from the close of the day on which that person is so informed in writing of his or her transfer, a member of that staff.

    (6) The terms and conditions of employment of the persons to whom subsections (1) to (5) apply shall, on 1 August 1988 or, in the case of a person to whom subsection (5) applies, on the date on which that person becomes a member of the staff of the Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives, (and thereafter until varied or superseded) be, except as amended by this Act, identical with the terms and conditions of that person's employment immediately before 1 August 1988 or the date on which that person became a member of the staff of the Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives.

    (7) Nothing in subsection (6) prevents any terms or conditions of employment continued in force by that subsection from being varied or superseded by a determination under the Remuneration Authority Act 1977 or by an award or agreement.

    Section 32(7): amended, on 1 April 2003, by section 4(1) of the Remuneration Authority (Members of Parliament) Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 54).

Amendments to other Acts

[Repealed]

  • Heading: repealed, on 1 July 2000, pursuant to section 40(1) of the Parliamentary Service Act 2000 (2000 No 17).

33 Amendments to Parliamentary Service Act 1985
  • [Repealed]

    Section 33: repealed, on 1 July 2000, by section 40(1) of the Parliamentary Service Act 2000 (2000 No 17).

34 Amendment to Constitution Act 1986
  • [Repealed]

    Section 34: repealed, on 1 July 2000, by section 40(1) of the Parliamentary Service Act 2000 (2000 No 17).


Schedule
Application of provisions of State Sector Act 1988

ss 25, 27

[Repealed]

  • Schedule: repealed, on 15 May 1991, by section 150(2) of the Employment Contracts Act 1991 (1991 No 22).


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 Clerk of the House of Representatives Act 1988. The reprint incorporates all the amendments to the Act as at 18 July 2013, 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)
  • State Sector Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 49): section 63

    State Sector Amendment Act (No 2) 2004 (2004 No 114): section 18

    Remuneration Authority (Members of Parliament) Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 54): section 4(1)

    Human Rights Amendment Act 2001 (2001 No 96): section 70(1)

    Public Audit Act 2001 (2001 No 10): section 53

    Employment Relations Act 2000 (2000 No 24): section 240

    Parliamentary Service Act 2000 (2000 No 17): section 40(1)

    Parliamentary Service Amendment Act 1991 (1991 No 146): section 10

    Employment Contracts Act 1991 (1991 No 22): section 150