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What Cost-Benefit Analysis Of Scrapping Privy Cl?

· What Does The Cost-Benefit Analysis Of Privy Council Abolition Say?
· “Giving away a proven and long-established service that can be purchased free of cost, for a new unproven service costing potentially millions of dollars, lacks logic and common sense.
· “Yet this appears to be what we are doing in casting aside the Privy Council for a revamped Supreme Court, “ suggests Michael Barnett, chief executive of the Auckland Chamber of Commerce.
· And it will be taxpayers who will carry the new costs, whether they agree or disagree.
· He was calling on Government to release any cost-benefit analysis that had been done on the cost of restructuring, staffing and operating a new Supreme Court arising from the decision to abolish the right of New Zealanders to take cases to the Privy Council in England.
· This cost needs to be weighted against the zero cost New Zealand has enjoyed from not having to annually fund the infrastructure that carries Britain’s Privy Council.
“I find it hard to believe that a cost-benefit analysis of the change in our legal system hasn’t been done. It is only fair to taxpayers that this information be released as part of the debate on whether the move has compelling cost advantages,” said Mr Barnett.

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