Supplementary Order Paper No 226

No 226

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Canterbury Earthquakes Insurance Tribunal Bill

Proposed amendment

Stuart Smith, in Committee, to move the following amendment:

Clause 37

In clause 37, replace subclause (4) (page 21, lines 25 to 32) with:

(4)

Without restricting the rights of the parties to call expert evidence, the tribunal may limit the number of experts of the same discipline that a party may call and cross-examine, taking into account the nature of the claim.

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends clause 37 of the Canterbury Earthquakes Insurance Tribunal Bill. The Bill must not interfere with procedural fairness by restricting the ability to call or cross-examine expert evidence. This SOP acknowledges the need for a “fair and speedy resolution of claims” while maintaining procedural fairness.