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United Future will repay

Tuesday, 17 October 2006

United Future will repay

United Future leader Peter Dunne has confirmed that United Future will seek to repay the amount identified by the Auditor-General as a breach of its Parliamentary funding before last year's election.

"We have now had time to consider Madam Speaker's advice to parties following the release of the Auditor-General's report and I have advised her formally this morning that we will repay the amount deemed owing.

"This will be an enormous task, which will place massive financial pressure on our three MPs, notwithstanding the fact that the Auditor-General has conceded to us that we acted in good faith throughout.

"So now we will have to look to our members and supporters to help us in this task and we will be appealing to them directly to assist us," he says.

Mr Dunne has advised that United Future will be supporting the special legislation the Government proposes to introduce on this matter.

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