Complaint to the Speaker of NZ Parliament Concerning the Health Select Committee Report

On June 13, 2011 a complaint relating to factual errors and omissions in the Report of the Health Select Committee (following its Inquiry into how to improve immunisation completion rates) was sent by email to the Speaker of the New Zealand parliament Dr The Right Honourable Lockwood Smith. The complaint was also copied to the Attorney General Christophen Finlayson and the Auditor General Lyn Provost. An acknowledgment that the complaint has been received has bee received from the executive assistant to the Speaker and from the health sector manager of the Office of the Auditor General. On June 17,  the following reply was received from the Speaker:   Dear Ms Smith Thank you for your email of 14 June regarding the Health Committee’s report on its inquiry into how to improve completion rates of childhood immunisation. The conduct of a select committee is a matter for the committee to determine. The Speaker has no authority to investigate the process followed by a committee or the nature of its report. If you wish to raise your concerns about the inquiry then you should do so with the Health Committee. The committee can be written to as follows: Health Committee c/- Clerk of the Committee Parliament Buildings WELLINGTON 6160 Alternatively, you can email your concerns to select.committees@parliament.govt.nz and they will be forwarded to the committee. My kind regards. Yours sincerely Dr The Rt Hon Lockwood Smith SPEAKER       The complaint is below:   Katherine Smith PO Box 44-128 Point Chevalier Auckland 1246 To the Right Honourable Lockwood Smith, Speaker of the House Dear Sir, I would like an investigation...