Marian Hobbs Welcomes Inquiry Result
The MP for Wellington Central Marian Hobbs has welcomed the
release of two reports which confirmed her eligibility for
claiming a Wellington accommodation allowance before the
The Parliamentary Service and the Higher
Salaries Commission have both confirmed that the claims made
by Ms Hobbs were within the conditions applying under HSC
"I sought advice from the Parliamentary
Service as to my allowance entitlement and acted upon that
advice," she said. "I am pleased that the investigations
have supported my actions."
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Gordon Campbell: On The New Pike River Agency (And The Air Strike Wing)
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