Intelligence and Security Committee Act 1996

  • repealed
  • Intelligence and Security Committee Act 1996: repealed, on 28 September 2017, by section 242(3)(b) of the Intelligence and Security Act 2017 (2017 No 10).
6 Functions of Committee

(1)

The functions of the Committee are—

(a)

subject to subsection (2), to examine the policy, administration, and expenditure of each intelligence and security agency:

(ab)

without limiting paragraph (a), to conduct an annual financial review of the performance of an intelligence and security agency in the previous financial year after the responsible Minister has submitted a copy of the agency’s annual report to the Committee:

(b)

subject to subsection (2), to consider any bill, petition, or other matter in relation to an intelligence and security agency referred to the Committee by the House of Representatives:

(c)

to receive and consider the annual report of each intelligence and security agency:

(d)

to consider any matter (not being a matter relating directly to the activities of an intelligence and security agency) referred to the Committee by the Prime Minister by reason of that matter’s security or intelligence implications:

(e)

subject to section 18,—

(i)

to present an annual report to the House of Representatives on the activities of the Committee; and

(ii)

to make an annual report publicly available on the Internet site of the New Zealand Parliament:

(f)

to consider and discuss with the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security his or her annual report as presented to the House of Representatives under section 27(3) of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1996.

(2)

The functions of the Committee do not include—

(a)

inquiring into any matter within the jurisdiction of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security appointed under section 5 of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1996; or

(b)

inquiring into any matter that is operationally sensitive, including any matter that relates to intelligence collection and production methods or sources of information; or

(c)

originating or conducting inquiries into complaints by individuals concerning the activities of an intelligence and security agency that are capable of being resolved under any other enactment.

Section 6(1)(ab): inserted, on 26 September 2013, by section 4(1) of the Intelligence and Security Committee Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 59).

Section 6(1)(e): replaced, on 26 September 2013, by section 4(2) of the Intelligence and Security Committee Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 59).

Section 6(1)(f): inserted, on 26 September 2013, by section 4(2) of the Intelligence and Security Committee Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 59).