These are the statutory and formal responsibilities of the Secretary of the Cabinet and Clerk of the Executive Council.
The statutory and formal responsibilities of the Secretary of the Cabinet and Clerk of the Executive Council are to:
- administer the Letters Patent Constituting the Office of the Governor-General of New Zealand 1983
- preserve and maintain the official records of Cabinet, and to administer the convention on access to documents of a previous administration
- prepare documents associated with the election process under the Electoral Act 1993 and the Constitution Act 1986
- administer the Seal of New Zealand Act 1977
- administer the Royal Titles Act 1974
- certificate other instruments executed by the Governor-General in terms of the Official Appointments and Documents Act 1919
- administer the Oath of Allegiance, the Executive Councillor’s Oath and the Parliamentary Under-Secretary’s Oath in terms of section 23 of the Oaths and Declarations Act 1957
- administer the Statutes of The Queen’s Service Order (1975 and 1981), The Order of New Zealand (1987) and The New Zealand Order of Merit (1996 and 2000)
- administer the Royal Warrants of the New Zealand Gallantry Awards and the New Zealand Bravery Awards (1999)
- certificate and seal documents of the New Zealand Government Property Corporation in terms of section 10 of the New Zealand Government Property Corporation Act 1953.