Parliamentary Travel, Accommodation, Attendance, and Communications Services Determination (No 3) 2010

  • revoked
  • Parliamentary Travel, Accommodation, Attendance, and Communications Services Determination (No 3) 2010: revoked, on 27 November 2011, by clause 4 of the Parliamentary Travel, Accommodation, Attendance, and Communications Services Determination 2011 (SR 2011/405).

Reprint
as at 27 November 2011

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Parliamentary Travel, Accommodation, Attendance, and Communications Services Determination (No 3) 2010

(SR 2010/491)

  • Parliamentary Travel, Accommodation, Attendance, and Communications Services Determination (No 3) 2010: revoked, on 27 November 2011, by clause 4 of the Parliamentary Travel, Accommodation, Attendance, and Communications Services Determination 2011 (SR 2011/405).


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 3) 2010.

2 Commencement
  • This determination comes into force on 1 January 2011.

3 Determination

Dated at Wellington this 21st day of December 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 1 January 2011, 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 (No 2) 2010 (the Speaker's Directions (No 2) 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 (No 2) 2010, which determined that the travel, accommodation, attendance, and communications services of members of Parliament were those set out in Parts 1 to 3 of the document entitled Directions by the Speaker of the House of Representatives 2010 (the Speaker's Directions 2010).

The Speaker's Directions (No 2) 2010 are in substantially the same terms as the Speaker's Directions 2010, except that changes are made in respect of the international travel rebate and technical changes are made to take account of amendments made to the Parliamentary Service Act 2000 by the Parliamentary Service Amendment Act 2010 (which inserted in the principal Act a permanent definition of the term funding entitlements for parliamentary purposes and also a new section that provides for the Parliamentary Service to recover any amount paid in respect of a member or party where the Parliamentary Service subsequently finds that there was no entitlement to payment of that amount).

The changes in respect of the international travel rebate are as follows:

  • the rebate on members’ international air travel under clause 3.13 is narrowed, so that it applies to travel undertaken by the member for the purpose of undertaking parliamentary business that has been approved by the Speaker. Previously, the rebate on international air travel payable under this clause applied whether the travel undertaken by the member was for private purposes (other than private business purposes), for parliamentary business, or for both private purposes and parliamentary business. The effect is that the new rules would allow an incidental component of private use of any type, while introducing the requirement that travel under the clause must be primarily for parliamentary business:

  • the amount of the rebate is unchanged, and depends on the member’s length of service. For example, if the rebate is payable to a member who has served 1 complete parliamentary term, the rebate is 25% of the cost of the international travel, and the member must pay the remaining 75% out of their own money. If the rebate is payable to a member who has served 4 or more complete Parliamentary terms, the rebate is 90% of the cost of the international travel, and the member must pay the remaining 10% out of their own money:

  • the rebate is paid from the same source of funds as the previous rebate, namely the Travel of Members and Others appropriation of Vote: Parliamentary Service:

  • the other entitlement in clause 3.10 is unchanged. That entitles a member to travel by air on scheduled international air services if—

    • the travel is for the purpose of undertaking parliamentary business; and

    • the trip has been approved by the member’s party leader and the Speaker.

  • In that case, the full costs of the travel and accommodation are met from the party’s Party and Member Support appropriation and are a charge against the leadership funding allocation:

  • the rebate on members’ spouses’ or partners' international air travel under clause 3.14 is discontinued. Previously, the spouse or partner of the member was entitled to the same rebate on the air travel that the spouse or partner undertook as the member was entitled to under clause 3.13.

The Speaker is required, by section 20B(3) of the Civil List Act 1979, to ensure that a copy of the Speaker's Directions (No 2) 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 Internet site at http://www.parliament.nz.


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

Date of notification in Gazette: 23 December 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 3) 2010. The reprint incorporates all the amendments to the determination as at 27 November 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 2011 (SR 2011/405): clause 4