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Budget Policy Statement Release - Reminder - Govt

Finance Minister Michael Cullen will release the 2000 Budget Policy Statement at 2pm tomorrow [Wednesday, March 8.]

A lock-up for media and analysts will be held from 1.15pm to 2pm in the Conference Room at the Treasury, 14th floor, No 1 The Terrace. Provision has been made for the room to be open from 1pm should anyone want additional time.

The BPS sets out the broad strategic priorities for the upcoming Budget and the Government's fiscal intentions for the next three years.

Dr Cullen will attend the lock-up to take questions between 1.40pm and 2pm.

Organisations wishing to attend are asked to contact Katy Greco in Dr Cullen's Office [phone: 04-471-9091, fax; 04-495-8442, e-mail;] and advise the names of those attending by 5pm Monday, March 6.

Contact: Patricia Herbert [press secretary] 471-9412 or 025-270-9013

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