Treasury Report on PS Cabinet Paper
Hon Dr Michael Cullen
Treasury Report on Parliamentary Service Cabinet Paper
Treasury Report on PS Cab paper.pdf(68 kb)
The link here is to a 13 October Treasury document summarising advice to Finance Minister Dr Michael Cullen on why legislation is necessary to validate expenses incurred without or outside appropriation are in breach of section 4 of the Public Finance Act 1989.
The only legal remedy for such a breach is for the expenses to be validated by an Act of Parliament.