This note is not part of the determination, but is intended to indicate its general effect.
This determination, which comes into force on 1 September 2006, replaces the Parliamentary Travel, Accommodation, Attendance, and Communications Services Determination 2003 (the 2003 determination). It determines that the travel, accommodation, attendance, and communications services in respect of members of Parliament are those set out in the document entitled Direction and Specification for Travel, Accommodation, Attendance, and Communications Services Available to Members of Parliament and signed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives on 25 July 2006.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives is required, by section 20B(3) of the Civil List Act 1979, to ensure that a copy of that document—
•is available for inspection free of charge, or for purchase at a reasonable price, at Parliament House in Wellington and at any other place or places that he or she appoints:
•is published on the Internet.
This determination is in substantially the same terms as the 2003 determination, except the cost of return travel that will be covered for a dependent child of a member of Parliament to visit his or her parent while that parent is engaged on parliamentary business is now determined by reference to the cost of travel between the child's primary place of residence in New Zealand and Wellington instead of between the member's primary place of residence in New Zealand and Wellington. As a result, all dependent children, whether or not they live in the place where the member's primary place of residence is located, are treated equally.