Telecommunications (New Regulatory Framework) Amendment Bill – Committee Stage – Part 2 – Video 5


well when it comes to this bill and the opportunity for this house in our Parliament to consider us I call Jonathan yeah I think you madam chair and can I just support the previous speakers and their comments yes indeed if so yes Opie one one eight is certainly a very substantive the SOP it’s probably the biggest SOP I’ve seen that introduced into the Parliament 95 pages in fact it would would be just about the same length no in fact it’s longer than the and the bill that went through the Select Committee so obviously there’s there’s been a lot of discussion talking touring and froing between the minister and US officials since we reported back to the house and just to echo my my colleagues comments that certainly when there is such substantive changes perhaps it would have been wiser for the minister to return the SOP to the Select Committee just to be updated at least and to have some input into those various other amendments that came perhaps the minister in the chair tonight could explain to us some of those changes over those 95 pages that would be very interesting I want to just touch on as the previous speaker did speak regarding the one-one-one Commission contact code and there were you know quite a number of submitters who were very concerned that as they move away from copper system which they have some safety and security and certain confidence in to a purely digital form of communication that when there is at times power blackouts as occurs on occasion throughout the country for various different reasons that they could have the assurance that they would be able to contact emergency services as the case may need at different times and so some of the questions are I would think to the minister what suggestions have been proposed to the minister by officials regarding options for the practical implementation of the Commission one on one contact codes objective to require and quote require the providers of those services to supply vulnerable consumers at no cost to the consumers with an appropriate means for contacting their 1 1 1 emergency services that can be operated for the minimum period in the event of a power failure as proposed in the new part 7 section 23 2 a and I guess those are indeed questions which people particularly elderly amongst our communities who often have have mobility challenges and issues who want to be able to if necessary contact 1 1 1 and that might be not for fire it may actually because be because they have fallen over in their house and they are unable to put themselves back on their feet and they need to have the confidence that if there was a power outage that they could have some sort of contact with an emergency service so we’d also want to know what specific class of persons I’ve just mentioned one that’s the elderly and perhaps those less mobile what the specific class of persons have been indicated to the minister by officials that they would be considered as a vulnerable people or persons under the commission one one one contact code and did the minister and his officials engage with emergency services New Zealand do they get some feedback did they seek for some advice do they know how often somebody who might be a vulnerable person would contact an emergency service so in fact we do have a strong data base or a factual base in which these decisions can enable the minister and the officials to obviously make recommendations as they have in this SOP one one eight did the minister and his officials today engage not just for the motors services but also New Zealand police or the New Zealand Police Minister about the suggested code as proposed as well the Police Association civil defense there are multiple services and sectors where this information could be accessible and certainly for the sake of those people in our community who do consider themselves vulnerable we want to ensure that we have a regulation that’s not just a forward-looking but also takes into account their situations that they face and live in every day of their lives and that to me madam chair would Express what a caring community is thank you the question is that the minister’s amendments to part to sit out on SOP number one one eight be agreed all those in favor say aye to the contrary no the eyes have it the question is that part two as amended stand part all those in favor say aye to the contrary no the eyes have it that brings us to part three which is debate on clauses 24 237 about amendments related to consumer matters consequential amendments and other miscellaneous amendments and schedules for five and new schedule six the question is that the ministers amendments to part three sit out on SOP number one one eight be agreed all those in favor say aye to the contrary no the eyes have it would be helpful if while we’re voting if we don’t have a loss happening please the question is that part 3 as amended stand part all those in favor say aye to the contrary no the eyes have it the question is the ministers amendment to schedule one sit out on SOP one one eight be agreed all those in favor say aye to the contrary no the eyes have it the question is that schedule one is amended stand part all those in favor say aye to the contrary no the eyes have it the question is that scheduled to stand part all those in favor say aye to the contrary no the eyes have it the question is that the ministers amendments to schedule 3 set out on SOP 1 1 8 be agreed all those in favor say aye to the contrary no the eyes have it the question is that schedule 3 is amended stand part all those in favor say aye to the contrary no the eyes have it the question is that scheduled for stand part all those in favor say aye to the contrary no the eyes have it the question is that schedule 5 stand part all those in favor say aye to the contrary no the eyes have it the question is that the ministers amendment to insert new schedule 6 set out on SOP 1 1 8 be agreed all those in favor say aye to the contrary no the eyes have it clauses 1 2 3 the question is that Clause one stand part those in favor say aye to the contrary no the eyes have it the questioners that Clause to stand part those in favor say aye to the contrary no the eyes have it the question is that Clause 3 stand part those in favor say aye excuse me to the contrary no the eyes have it I will report this bill with amendment presently [Applause] our members the house has resumed mr. speaker the committee has considered the Residential Tenancies prohibiting leasing fees amendment bill and reports that with amendment the committee has also considered the firmly and far no violence legislation bill and reports that was amendment and divided into the following bills family violence bill and family violence amendments bill the committee has also further considered the telecommunications new regulatory framework amendment bill and reports that with amendment Mr Speaker I move that the report be adopted the question is that the report be adopted those of that opinion will say aye to the contrary no the eyes have it the Residential Tenancies prohibiting leting fees amendment bill the family violence bill and the family violence amendments bill and the telecommunications new regulatory framework amendment bill are sit down for third reading next sitting day I call on government order of the day numbers four to six court measures bill

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