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Inquiry into spying claims extended to all govt agencies

All government agencies will come under scrutiny as part of an inquiry into the use of the controversial security firm, Thompson and Clark.

State Services Commissioner Peter Hughes. Photo: RNZ / Rebekah Parsons-King

In March, State Services Commissioner Peter Hughes announced an inquiry after it was revealed the firm spied on Canterbury earthquake claimants for Southern Response.

The inquiry was furthered widened to include the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, who had been spying on Greenpeace staff.

Today, Mr Hughes announced that the inquiry would now cover all government agencies.

He said he was concerned about what has surfaced in the inquiry to date and new information now available about other agencies.

The fresh material came to light in official information requests to the Ministry of Primary Industries and the Security Intelligence Service.

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