Supplementary Order Paper No 53

  • withdrawn on 31 August 2018

No 53

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Statutes Amendment Bill (No 2)

Proposed amendment

Hon Aupito William Sio, in Committee, to move the following amendment:

New Part 15A

After Part 15 (page 17, after line 30), insert:

Part 15A Food Act 2014

49A Principal Act

This Part amends the Food Act 2014 (the principal Act).

49B Section 289 amended (Publish privileged statements)

Repeal section 289(4).

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends the Statutes Amendment Bill (No 2) to correct an omission in the Food Safety Law Reform Act 2018.

An intention of that Act was to amend the Food Act 2014 to enable a delegate of the Chief Executive of the Ministry for Primary Industries to publish privileged statements for the purpose of protecting human life or public health or informing the public. That intention was only partially achieved. This Supplementary Order Paper enables that intention to be given full effect by removing a restriction on the chief executive’s ability to delegate the power to publish those statements.

Departmental disclosure statement

The Ministry for Primary Industries considers that a departmental disclosure statement is not required to be prepared for this Supplementary Order Paper.