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Reshuffle - Marian Hobbs returns to Cabinet

27 March 2001 Media Statement

Marian Hobbs returns to Cabinet: portfolio allocations for Marian Hobbs, Jim Sutton, Lianne Dalziel, Dover Samuels


Prime Minister Helen Clark said today that Marian Hobbs had been completely exonerated in recent enquiries and fully merited her speedy return to the Cabinet.

Marian Hobbs will be sworn in as a Cabinet minister by the Chief Justice in her capacity as the Administrator of the Government at a special meeting of the Executive Council at 4.15 pm on Wednesday 28 March.

The following portfolio allocations have been made:


Jim Sutton Minister of Biosecurity

Lianne Dalziel Minister for Accident Insurance

Marian Hobbs Minister for the Environment
Minister of Broadcasting (includes responsibility for Television New Zealand, Radio New Zealand, and New Zealand on Air)
Minister Responsible for the National Library and for Archives New Zealand
Associate Minister of Education
Associate Minister of Biosecurity

Dover Samuels Parliamentary Under-Secretary to the Minister for Economic Development and to the Minister for Industry and Regional Development


ENDS



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