Clerk of the New Zealand House of Representatives

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Clerk of the NZ House of Representatives
Incumbent
David Martin Wilson

since 6 July 2015
Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives (Te Tari o te Manahautū o te Whare Māngai)
Reports toSpeaker of the New Zealand House of Representatives
SeatNew Zealand Parliament Buildings Wellington
NominatorSpeaker of the House after consultation with Prime Minister, Leader of the Opposition, et al
AppointerGovernor-General of New Zealand
On the recommendation of the Speaker of the House
Term lengthSeven Years
Eligible for reappointment
Constituting instrumentClerk of the House of Representatives Act 1988
Formation1854
First holderJames Coates
DeputySuzanne Jones, Deputy Clerk of the House
Websitehttp://www.parliament.nz
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The Clerk of the New Zealand House of Representatives is an officer of the New Zealand House of Representatives and is the principal officer (Chief Executive) of the Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives.[1]

Role[edit]

The clerk of the House of Representatives advises the speaker of the New Zealand House of Representatives and members of parliament on matters of parliamentary procedure. Other functions of the Clerk of the House include: to record the proceedings and decisions of the House, to certify bills ready for royal assent, to issue the Order Paper (order of business) for each sitting day, to administer the oath or affirmation of allegiance for members of Parliament after a general election, and to oversee the provision of secretariat services for the House and its committees.[2]

The current Clerk is David Martin Wilson, who took office on 6 July 2015 following the retirement of Mary Winifred Harris.[3]

List of Clerks of the New Zealand House of Representatives[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Clerk of the House of Representatives Act 1988
  2. ^ People in Parliament: Clerk of the House
  3. ^ David Wilson appointed as Clerk of the House
  4. ^ Votes and Proceedings of the House of Representatives, 1854, Session I-II
  5. ^ Notice of Appointment, NZ Government Gazette, No 17, 2 August 1854, page 85
  6. ^ Notice of appointment, NZ Gazette, No 64, 14 November 1889, page 1168
  7. ^ Notice of appointment, NZ Gazette, No 59, 4 August 1898, page 1256
  8. ^ Notice of appointment, NZ Gazette, No 77, 24 June 1915, page 2124
  9. ^ Notice of appointment, NZ Gazette, No 61, 24 June 1920, page 2027
  10. ^ Notice of appointment, NZ Gazette, 27 February 1930, page 681
  11. ^ Notice of appointment, NZ Gazette, No 46, 5 July 1945, page 875
  12. ^ Notice of appointment, NZ Gazette, No 65, 19 September 1946, page 1270
  13. ^ Notice of appointment, NZ Gazette, No 22, 25 March 1971, page 526
  14. ^ Notice of appointment, NZ Gazette, 4 March 1976, page 455
  15. ^ 'Years at hub of politics ending', The New Zealand Herald, 1 June 1985, page 12
  16. ^ Notice of appointment, NZ Gazette, No 150, 15 August 1985, page 3506
  17. ^ Notice of resignation, NZ Gazette, 18 October 2007
  18. ^ Notice of appointment, NZ Gazette, 13 December 2007
  19. ^ Clerk's retirement marked in Parliament
  20. ^ Notice of appointment, NZ Gazette, 8 May 2015

External links[edit]

  • New Zealand Parliament Website [1]