This Circular updates and replaces Cabinet Office Circular CO (98) 15, “Financial Veto Procedure” 15 October 1998. It provides an outline of the Crown financial veto procedure contained in Standing Orders 326 to 330 of the House of Representatives, and advice on the administrative arrangements within government to support the veto power and on the responsibilities of Ministers, Ministers’ offices and departments under those arrangements.
This circular sets out guidance on: the procedures that should be followed when a Minister decides to intervene under the RMA; the points at which the Minister should involve Cabinet; how to ensure proper interdepartmental consultation and co-ordination.
Cabinet has agreed that it will make explicit decisions on whether draft Bills should include a provision stating that the Act will bind the Crown. This circular provides guidance for departments in implementing this Cabinet decision.
To make it easier for people to gain online access to government information and services, Cabinet has agreed to a number of measures related to use of the New Zealand Government Locator Service (NZGLS) Metadata Standard [CAB Min (01) 38/2B]. This circular sets out the main features of Cabinet's decisions, the major purpose behind them, the way in which they apply to public sector organisations, and the sources of additional information available to those organisations.
Cabinet has agreed to a standard set of guidelines and procedures for including non-official representatives in official New Zealand delegations to international meetings. This circular sets out those guidelines and outlines how departments should implement them.
Those involved with our security and intelligence agencies have, in the past, tended to keep any information about themselves to themselves. In the absence of fact, suspicion flourishes. What do these agencies get up to? Who controls them?