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Cabinet committee

(ERS) Cabinet External Relations and Security Committee

Frequency: 
Meets monthly during sitting weeks.
Identifier: 
ERS
Terms of reference: 
Oversight of the national security and intelligence sector, and to consider strategic, policy and legislative matters relating to the sector, foreign affairs, defence (excluding Defence procurement), resilience, and significant hazards. Co-ordinate and direct national responses to major crises or circumstances affecting national security (either domestic or international). Ensure co-ordination and delivery of relevant government priorities and monitor the achievement of relevant goals and outcomes. ERS, or a subcommittee of ERS as determined by the Prime Minister, will have Power to Act where the need for urgent action and/or operational or security considerations require it.
Committee chair: 
Rt Hon Winston Peters
Other members: 
Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern
Hon Kelvin Davis
Hon Grant Robertson
Hon Andrew Little
Hon David Parker
Hon Stuart Nash
Hon Ron Mark

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