National's Support Welcomed
Finance Minister Michael Cullen today welcomed the National
Party's decision to vote for the New Zealand Superannuation
Bill at first reading.
"National's support will give us a
strong majority for referring the legislation to select
committee and will ensure Parliament has an appropriate
platform to explore the issues surrounding this important
policy issue," he said.
The Bill is set down for first
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