Supplementary Order Paper No 149

No 149

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Advanced Technology Institute Bill

Proposed amendment

Tracey Martin, in Committee, to move the following amendment:

Clause 14(1)(b):

In clause 14(1)(b), replace engage (line 36 on page 7) with identify, engage,.

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends the Advanced Technology Institute Bill.

The area of the Advanced Technology Institute (the ATI) competing for research funding and contracts requires more focus. We see the ATI’s role as 80 percent relationship building between business and research entities and 20 percent funding facilitation of research to increase a business’s capacity to expand its exports and markets to the benefit of New Zealand as a whole. New Zealand First identifies this as an area of concern to be given greater attention in legislation.

To facilitate this we propose inserting identify into clause 14(1)(b) after proactively and before engage in an attempt to highlight that the ATI must know who is providing this service while not necessarily engaging with them in an attempt to address inadvertent duplication or competition.