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Parliamentary Service Commission

Parliamentary Service Commission

In 1985 reforms of Parliament included the establishment of a Parliamentary Service Commission consisting of representatives of the parties. The commission's job was to oversee the Parliamentary Service, which administered the buildings, grounds and services of Parliament. Its decisions were reached by consensus. Shown at the first meeting of the Parliamentary Service Commission on 2 October 1985 are (from left) Michael Cullen (Labour), Don McKinnon (National), Jonathan Hunt (Labour), Speaker Gerard Wall, Jim Bolger (National), John Terris (Labour) and Rob Storey (National).

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John E. Martin, 'Parliament - Reform, 1980s onwards', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 4 July 2022)

Story by John E. Martin, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 Feb 2015