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Cabinet Office circular

CO (20) 9: Cabinet Committees: Terms of Reference and Membership

Issue date: 
Tuesday, 1 December 2020
Issue status: 
Version note: 

(updated 21 June 2022)

Intended for:

All Ministers
All Chief Executives
Chief of Staff, Prime Minister’s Office
All Senior Private Secretaries
All Private Secretaries
Chief Parliamentary Counsel

This circular has been updated to reflect the changes to Ministerial portfolios that took place on 14 June 2022.

1The Prime Minister has agreed to the updated terms of reference and membership of Cabinet committees. The Cabinet committees are:

1.1the Cabinet Appointments and Honours Committee (APH);

1.2the Cabinet Business Committee (CBC);

1.3the Cabinet Priorities Committee (CPC);

1.4the Cabinet Economic Development Committee (DEV);

1.5the Cabinet Environment, Energy and Climate Committee (ENV);

1.6the Cabinet External Relations and Security Committee (ERS);

1.7the Cabinet Government Administration and Expenditure Review Committee (GOV);

1.8the Cabinet Legislation Committee (LEG);

1.9the Cabinet Māori Crown Relations: Te Arawhiti Committee (MCR); and

1.10the Cabinet Social Wellbeing Committee (SWC).

2The updated Cabinet committee terms of reference and membership are attached.

Last updated: 
Wednesday, 22 June 2022

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