Parliamentary Travel, Accommodation, Attendance, and Communications Services Determination (No 2) 2010

  • revoked
  • Parliamentary Travel, Accommodation, Attendance, and Communications Services Determination (No 2) 2010: revoked, on 1 January 2011, by clause 4 of the Parliamentary Travel, Accommodation, Attendance, and Communications Services Determination (No 3) 2010 (SR 2010/491).

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Parliamentary Travel, Accommodation, Attendance, and Communications Services Determination (No 2) 2010

(SR 2010/219)

  • Parliamentary Travel, Accommodation, Attendance, and Communications Services Determination (No 2) 2010: revoked, on 1 January 2011, by clause 4 of the Parliamentary Travel, Accommodation, Attendance, and Communications Services Determination (No 3) 2010 (SR 2010/491).


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 determination is administered by the Parliamentary Service.


Pursuant to sections 20A and 20B(1)(c) of the Civil List Act 1979, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, after taking into account advice and recommendations made by the Parliamentary Service Commission and after consultation with the Commissioner of Inland Revenue and the Minister Responsible for Ministerial Services, makes the following determination.

Determination

1 Title
  • This determination is the Parliamentary Travel, Accommodation, Attendance, and Communications Services Determination (No 2) 2010.

2 Commencement
  • This determination comes into force on 30 July 2010.

3 Determination

Dated at Wellington this 27th day of July 2010.

Hon Dr Lockwood Smith,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.


Explanatory note

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

This determination, which comes into force on 30 July 2010, determines that the travel, accommodation, attendance, and communications services in respect of members of Parliament are those set out in Parts 1 to 3 of the Directions by the Speaker of the House of Representatives 2010 (the Speaker's Directions 2010). Those services are in addition to the travel, accommodation, and communications services determined in the Parliamentary (Official Inter-Parliamentary Travel Programme) Travel and Accommodation Determination 2007.

This determination replaces the Parliamentary Travel, Accommodation, Attendance, and Communications Services Determination 2010, which determined that the travel, accommodation, attendance, and communications services of members of Parliament were those set out in the document entitled Directions and Specifications for Services and Funding Entitlements for the House of Representatives, its Members, Former Members, and Certain Electoral Candidates 2008 (the 2008 Directions and Specifications).

Some of the main differences between the Speaker's Directions 2010 and the 2008 Directions and Specifications are that—

  • the rebate payable to members on international air travel undertaken is no longer limited to travel for private purposes but also extends to travel for parliamentary purposes or a mixture of both private and parliamentary purposes. There is no difference to the rule that the rebate is not payable in respect of private business purposes:

  • a spouse or partner of a member is no longer entitled to the same rebate as the member for all international air travel undertaken but is only entitled to the same rebate in circumstances where the spouse or partner and the member have either travelled together or joined one another overseas:

  • the circumstances in which a spouse or partner may use taxi travel is extended to cover all travel associated with accompanying the member when the member is on parliamentary business or attending an official function:

  • the 2008 Directions and Specifications provided that, if either the Speaker or the Deputy Speaker had his or her primary place of residence outside the Wellington commuting area, that person was entitled to be provided with a residence in Wellington at public expense. The Speaker's Directions 2010 provide that he or she is entitled to be provided with an official residence or, if he or she uses a hotel as accommodation when in Wellington on parliamentary business, to have the actual and reasonable costs of that accommodation paid up to a maximum amount of $37,500 per year. If the Speaker or Deputy Speaker does not take up an official residence or stay in a hotel when in Wellington, he or she is entitled to an accommodation payment. The amount of that payment is $30,000 per year, if the Speaker or Deputy Speaker continues to use the Wellington accommodation that he or she used (and claimed expenses for under the 2008 Directions and Specifications or the 2010 Speakers Directions) at the time of appointment to office. Otherwise, the amount of the payment is $37,500 per year:

  • the maximum daily limits that would normally apply to certain travel and accommodation expenses are disapplied where these relate to travel and accommodation during the Rugby World Cup period (which is defined as the period starting on 1 September 2011 and ending on 31 October 2011). This provision only remains in the Speaker's Directions 2010 until 31 December 2011, when it is automatically revoked:

  • the 2008 Directions and Specifications removed the freeze on former members' travel entitlements that had applied up until the date of that document, with the effect that they no longer remained fixed at the level for which a member qualified at the end of the 2002–2005 term of Parliament. The Speaker's Directions 2010 reimpose a freeze on former members' travel entitlements, but at the level for which members qualified at the end of the 2005–2008 term of Parliament. These entitlements continue to apply only to persons who were members of Parliament before the 1999 general election:

  • under the 2008 Directions and Specifications, former members convicted of certain crimes were disqualified from receiving ongoing travel entitlements. The Speaker's Directions 2010 also disqualify the spouse or partner of a former member from receiving ongoing travel entitlements in certain circumstances. These are where the spouse or partner of a former member has been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for 2 years or more, or has been convicted of a corrupt practice or been reported by the High Court in its report on the trial of an election petition to have been proved guilty of a corrupt practice and, in each case, that crime or corrupt practice was committed after the former member left Parliament.

The Speaker is required, by section 20B(3) of the Civil List Act 1979, to ensure that a copy of the Speaker's Directions 2010—

  • 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.

The document is published on the New Zealand Parliament website at http://www.parliament.nz


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

Date of notification in Gazette: 29 July 2010.


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 Parliamentary Travel, Accommodation, Attendance, and Communications Services Determination (No 2) 2010. The reprint incorporates all the amendments to the determination as at 1 January 2011, 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)
  • Parliamentary Travel, Accommodation, Attendance, and Communications Services Determination (No 3) 2010 (SR 2010/491): clause 4