Parliamentary Salaries and Allowances Determination 2006

  • revoked

Reprint
as at 30 June 2007

Parliamentary Salaries and Allowances Determination 2006

(SR 2006/353)

  • Parliamentary Salaries and Allowances Determination 2006:revoked, on 30 June 2007, by clause 7 of the Parliamentary Salaries and Allowances Determination 2007 (SR 2007/ 353).


Note

Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this eprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this eprint, together with other explanatory material about this eprint.

This determination is administered by the Remuneration Authority.


Pursuant to section 16 of the Civil List Act 1979 and to the Remuneration Authority Act 1977, the Remuneration Authority makes the following determination (to which is appended an Explanatory Memorandum).

1 Title
  • This determination is the Parliamentary Salaries and Allowances Determination 2006.

2 Commencement
  • This determination is deemed to have come into force on 1 July 2006.

3 Expiry
  • This determination expires on 30 June 2007.

4 Interpretation
  • In this determination, party means a parliamentary political party whose members in the House include at least 1 member elected as a constituency or list candidate for that party.

    This Determination expired, as from the close of 30 June 2007, pursuant to clause 3 of this Determination.

5 Salaries
  • (1) The salaries payable under section 16 of the Civil List Act 1979 are set out in Schedule 1.

    (2) No member of Parliament may be paid more than 1 salary at any one time under any of the provisions of Schedule 1 and, if a member holds 2 or more positions, the salary payable to that member is that payable for the position for which the highest salary is payable.

6 Allowance
  • (1) The allowance payable under section 16 of the Civil List Act 1979 is set out in Schedule 2.

    (2) The allowance is paid to the recipient for the purpose of reimbursing the recipient for expenses that arise from that recipient's official and parliamentary duties, and which are not otherwise covered by the determinations made under section 20A of the Civil List Act 1979.

7 Revocation
  • The Parliamentary Salaries and Allowances Determination 2005 (SR 2005/340) is revoked.


Schedule 1
Salaries payable under section 16 of Civil List Act 1979

cl 5(1)

OfficeYearly rate of salary payable on and after 1 July 2006 ($)
Members of the Executive 
Prime Minister360,000
Deputy Prime Minister255,000
Each member of the Executive Council who is a Minister of the Crown holding 1 or more portfolios and who is a member of Cabinet225,000
Each member of the Executive Council who is a Minister of the Crown holding 1 or more portfolios, but who is not a member of Cabinet190,000
Each other member of the Executive Council164,500
Each Parliamentary Under-Secretary146,000
Officers of the House of Representatives 
Speaker of the House of Representatives225,000
Deputy Speaker158,000
Each Assistant Speaker135,000
Leader of the Opposition 
Leader of the Opposition225,000
Other Party Leaders 
Each member of Parliament who is the Leader of a party— 
 Base salary135,000
  plus 
  For each additional member of the party up to a maximum of 51,680
  plus 
  For each additional member of the party over 5 and to a maximum of 231,120
  plus 
  For each additional member of the party in excess of 23560
Deputy Leaders 
Each member of Parliament who is the Deputy Leader of a party whose members in the House number not less than 25— 
 Base salary155,720
  plus 
  For each additional member of the party over 25 up to a maximum of 35560
  plus 
  For each additional member of the party in excess of 35 up to a maximum of 45320
 Provided that the maximum salary for the Dep-uty Leader of a party must not exceed164,000
Whips 
In respect of each party whose members in the House number not less than 6,— 
 One Whip 
  Base salary135,000
  plus 
  For each member of the party in excess of 6 up to a maximum of 241,120
  plus 
  For each member of the party in excess of 24 up to a maximum of 35560
  plus 
  For each member of the party in excess of 35 up to a maximum of 45320
 Provided that the maximum salary for any opposition party whip must not exceed164,000
 Senior Government Whip 
 If a Whip referred to in one of the provisions under the heading Whips is also the Senior Government Whip an additional sum is added4,000
In respect of each party whose members in the House number not less than 25,— 
 One Junior Whip135,000
Chairpersons of select committees 
Each member of Parliament who is— 
 (a)the chairperson of the Regulations Review Committee; or 
 (b)the chairperson of a subject select committee specified in Standing Order 189 of the Standing Orders of the House of Representatives135,000
Deputy chairpersons of select committees 
Each member of Parliament who is— 
 (a)the deputy chairperson of the Regulations Review Committee; or 
 (b)the deputy chairperson of a subject select committee specified in Standing Order 189 of the Standing Orders of the House of Representatives126,500
Other members of Parliament 
Each other member of Parliament122,500

Schedule 2
Allowance payable under section 16 of Civil List Act 1979

cl 6(1)

Expenses allowance
Each member of Parliament is to be paid an expenses allowance in accordance with the following table:
OfficeYearly rate of expenses allowance ($)
Prime Minister18,600
Speaker17,400
Each other member of Parliament14,000

Dated at Wellington this 22nd day of November 2006.

David Oughton,

Chairman.

A Foulkes,

Member.

M Wintringham,

Member.

Explanatory memorandum

This memorandum is not part of the determination, but is intended to indicate its general effect.

  • General

    • 1.1 The Authority has reviewed the remuneration of members of Parliament having regard to the value of other benefits payable, and to salary movements in the State sector and comparable roles in other parliamentary jurisdictions.

    • 1.2 It has long been accepted that it would not be appropriate for political remuneration to be closely tied to the private sector. However, it has also been recognised that there is a need to maintain some relativity across the salaries paid to parliamentarians/the Executive, the judiciary, and the public service.

    • 1.3 In its 2005 determination, the Authority significantly increased remuneration for senior political posts to recognise slippage in this area.

    • 1.4 In the view of the Authority no new issues have arisen to warrant further adjustment in relativities this year.

    • 1.5 The Authority has therefore applied increases between 3.8 and 4.1%, reflecting the all group movement in wages and salaries to 30 June 2006 and the CPI movement for the same period.

  • Allowance

    • 2.1 The basic expense allowance has been moved to reflect the 4% CPI movement since it was last adjusted.

    • 2.2 The basic expense allowance is intended to cover out-of-pocket expenses incurred in the pursuit of parliamentary business and may include—

      • (a) the entertainment of visitors, staff, constituents, and officials; and

      • (b) memberships, sponsorships, and fees; and

      • (c) koha; and

      • (d) donations and raffle tickets; and

      • (e) gifts and prizes; and

      • (f) flowers (including wreaths); and

      • (g) passport photos; and

      • (h) clothing and grooming (Prime Minister only); and

      • (i) briefcases and luggage; and

      • (j) meals.

    • 2.3 The list in clause 2.2 is indicative, not definitive, and will be reviewed by the Authority from time to time in consultation with the Commissioner of Inland Revenue.


Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 30 November 2006.


Contents

  • 1General

  • 2About this eprint

  • 3List of amendments incorporated in this eprint (most recent first)


Notes
1 General
  • This is an eprint of the Parliamentary Salaries and Allowances Determination 2006. It incorporates all the amendments to the Parliamentary Salaries and Allowances Determination 2006 as at 30 June 2007. The list of amendments at the end of these notes specifies all the amendments incorporated into this eprint since 29 June 2007. Relevant provisions of any amending enactments that contain transitional, savings, or application provisions are also included, after the Principal enactment, in chronological order.

2 About this eprint
  • This eprint has not been officialised. For more information about officialisation, please see "Making online legislation official" under "Status of legislation on this site" in the About section of this website.

3 List of amendments incorporated in this eprint
(most recent first)
  • Parliamentary Salaries and Allowances Determination 2007 (SR 2007/353): clause 7