Parliamentary Travel, Accommodation, Attendance, and Communications Services Determination 2012

  • revoked
  • Parliamentary Travel, Accommodation, Attendance, and Communications Services Determination 2012: revoked, on 16 December 2013, by section 65(1)(b) of the Members of Parliament (Remuneration and Services) Act 2013 (2013 No 93).

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Parliamentary Travel, Accommodation, Attendance, and Communications Services Determination 2012

(SR 2012/155)

  • Parliamentary Travel, Accommodation, Attendance, and Communications Services Determination 2012: revoked, on 16 December 2013, by section 65(1)(b) of the Members of Parliament (Remuneration and Services) Act 2013 (2013 No 93).


Note

Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

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 2012.

2 Commencement
  • This determination comes into force on 1 July 2012.

3 Interpretation
  • In this determination,—

    Speaker means the Speaker of the House of Representatives

    Speaker's directions means the Directions by the Speaker of the House of Representatives 2011 signed by the Speaker on 27 November 2011, as amended by the Directions by the Speaker of the House of Representatives 2011 Amendment Directions 2012, signed by the Speaker on 19 June 2012.

4 Determination
5 Revocation

Dated at Wellington this 19th day of June 2012.

Dr The Rt Hon 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 July 2012, 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 2011 (the Speaker's Directions 2011), as amended by directions the Speaker signed on 19 June 2012. 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 2011 (the 2011 determination), and is in substantially the same terms as the 2011 determination, except for the amendments made by the directions the Speaker signed on 19 June 2012.

Those amendments replace clause 3.31 of the Directions, relating to payments for the Wellington accommodation for members whose home base is outside Wellington, and who are not provided with residences at the public cost. The amendments come into force on 1 July 2012, and apply to payments for Wellington accommodation expenses incurred on or after 1 July 2012. The effect of the amendments is—

  • to reinstate (as in the 2010 and 2008 Speaker's Directions) the upper annual limit on payments to a member for accommodation in Wellington of $24,000 per year; and

  • to enable a member in continuous accommodation in Wellington to pay for utility costs (or for the member's share of the utility costs, if 2 or more members share the accommodation) with any balance remaining after deduction from $24,000 of the member's rental costs (or the member's share of the rental costs, if 2 or more members share the accommodation).

The Speaker is required, by section 20B(3) of the Civil List Act 1979, to ensure that a copy of the Speaker's Directions 2011—

  • 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 Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 28 June 2012.


Reprints notes
1 General
  • This is a reprint of the Parliamentary Travel, Accommodation, Attendance, and Communications Services Determination 2012 that incorporates all the amendments to that determination as at the date of the last amendment to it.

2 Legal status
  • Reprints are presumed to correctly state, as at the date of the reprint, the law enacted by the principal enactment and by any amendments to that enactment. Section 18 of the Legislation Act 2012 provides that this reprint, published in electronic form, will have the status of an official version once issued by the Chief Parliamentary Counsel under section 17(1) of that Act.

3 Editorial and format changes
4 Amendments incorporated in this reprint
  • Members of Parliament (Remuneration and Services) Act 2013 (2013 No 93): section 65(1)(b)