Civil List Act 1979

  • repealed
  • Civil List Act 1979: repealed, on 16 December 2013, by section 64 of the Members of Parliament (Remuneration and Services) Act 2013 (2013 No 93).

Reprint as at 16 December 2013

Civil List Act 1979

Public Act1979 No 33
Date of assent26 October 1979
Commencementsee section 1(2)
  • Civil List Act 1979: repealed, on 16 December 2013, by section 64 of the Members of Parliament (Remuneration and Services) Act 2013 (2013 No 93).


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 Act is administered by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.



1 Short Title and commencement

2 Grants for civil purposes

2A Meaning of partner

Part 1


3 Salary and allowance of Governor-General [Repealed]

4 Annuity for former Governor-General and spouse or partner of former Governor-General [Repealed]

5 Compensation for lost or adversely affected superannuation rights [Repealed]

6 Travelling expenses [Repealed]

7 Power to grant exemptions from taxation [Repealed]

8 Salary of Administrator [Repealed]

Part 2
Ministers of the Crown and Parliamentary Under-Secretaries


Ministers of the Crown

9 Ministers to be members of Parliament [Repealed]

10 Order of precedence of Ministers [Repealed]

Parliamentary Under-Secretaries


11 Appointment of Parliamentary Under-Secretaries [Repealed]

12 Term of office [Repealed]

13 Notice of appointment and vacation of office [Repealed]

14 Functions of Parliamentary Under-Secretaries [Repealed]

15 Execution of instruments by Parliamentary Under-Secretary [Repealed]

Part 3
Remuneration of Ministers of the Crown, Parliamentary Under-Secretaries, and members of Parliament

16 Salaries and allowances to be fixed by Remuneration Authority

17 Speaker of House of Representatives and Chairman of Committees

18 Salaries and allowances of members of Parliament

19 Questioned elections of members of Parliament

20 Deductions from members' salaries and allowances

20A Travel, accommodation, attendance, and communications services for members

20B Different ways in which services may be determined and funded

21 Limits on allowance payable to members travelling within New Zealand on public business [Repealed]

21A Members of overseas service not to be paid under this Part

Part 4
Miscellaneous provisions

22 Annuity for former Prime Minister and spouse or partner of former Prime Minister

23 Payments to spouse or partner, or dependent children of member of Parliament dying in office

24 Payment of salaries, annuities, and allowances

25 Appropriation of money for benefits and privileges

26 Repeals, revocations, and savings

27 Conflicting claims

Schedule 1
Enactments repealed

Schedule 2
Orders in Council revoked

Reprint notes

An Act to consolidate and amend the law relating to the civil list