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Re-appointment of Chief Parliamentary Counsel and Compiler of Statutes

Thursday 25 October 2012, 5:34PM
By Christopher Finlayson
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Attorney-General, Christopher Finlayson, today announced David Noble has been re-appointed Chief Parliamentary Counsel and Compiler of Statutes for a further term of three years from 5 November 2012, Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson announced today. 

Mr Noble commenced in the role on 5 November 2007.

Mr Noble is expected to return to New Zealand in June 2013 from his secondment as the Director, Treasury Solicitor’s Department in London.

During his secondment he has led the co-ordination of the legal and drafting work for that government’s major programme of constitutional reform including the change to the law governing successions to the Crown.

Mr Bill Moore who has been the Acting Chief Parliamentary Counsel and Compiler of Statutes since September 2011 has agreed to continue in the role until Mr Noble’s return.

The Chief Parliamentary Counsel is the principal advisor to the Government and Parliament in their legislative capacities. The Chief Parliamentary Counsel is responsible for ensuring that the Parliamentary Counsel Office provides high quality legislative drafting services and advice to the Government and Parliament. In addition, the Chief Parliamentary Counsel is responsible for ensuring that New Zealand legislation is effective, accessible and based on sound legal principles.