Sir Grant Hammond, the President of the Law Commission, holds a warrant as a Judge of the Court of Appeal of New Zealand. If a Register of Judges’ Pecuniary Interests Bill was to be enacted, he would likely have to disclose his pecuniary interests. He therefore took no part in the consideration of that issue or the drafting of chapter 6, which was finalised prior to the completion of the remainder of the Report. The Commissioners involved in that exercise were Drs John Burrows (who held a warrant at that particular time), Geoff McLay and Wayne Mapp.
In a letter dated 25 October 2012 the Minister of Justice gave formal permission under section 68(4) of the Crown Entities Act 2004 for the President to approve and sign this Report.