264 Review by select committee

(1)

The House of Representatives shall, as soon as practicable after 1 April 2000, appoint a select committee to consider the following matters:

(a)

the effect of sections 35 and 36 on the operation of the electoral system:

(b)

the provisions of this Act dealing with Maori representation:

(c)

whether there should be a further referendum on changes to the electoral system.

(2)

The select committee appointed under subsection (1) shall report to the House of Representatives before 1 June 2002 and shall include in its report a statement indicating—

(a)

whether, in its view, there should be changes to sections 35 and 36; and

(b)

whether, in its view, there should be changes to the provisions of this Act dealing with Maori representation; and

(c)

whether in its view there should be a further referendum on changes to the electoral system, and, if so, the nature of the proposals to be put to voters and the timing of such a referendum.