Select Committees

Parliament Today reports on the established by the House. Always interesting to see which ones have a Government majority.

  • Commerce – Nat 5/9 – Nat majority
  • Education & Science – Nat 5/10 – tied
  • Finance & Expenditure – Nat 6/11 – Nat majority
  • Foreign Affairs – Nat 4/7 – Nat majority
  • Govt Admin – Nat 3/6 – tied
  • Health – Nat 5/10 – tied
  • Justice & Electoral – Nat 5/9 – Nat majority
  • Law & Order – Nat 5/9 – Nat majority
  • Local Govt & Environment – Nat 6/12 – tied
  • Maori Affairs – Nat 5/12, Nat+Maori 6/12 – National minority, Govt tied
  • Primary Production – Nat 4/7 – Nat majority
  • Regulations Review – Nat 3/5 – Nat majority
  • Social Services – Nat 6/11 – Nat majority
  • Transport & Industrial Relations – Nat 5/9 – Nat majority

From a Government point of view, these are much tidier than in the previous Government. Only one committee can pass things against National’s will, and that is Maori Affairs. Four further committees are tied (if all opposition parties vote together) and nine committees have a clear majority.

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