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Govt not measuring NZTE schemes properly

Govt not measuring NZTE schemes properly

The Government has today acknowledged that its NZ Trade and Enterprise programmes are not properly measured, says National Party Associate Economic Development spokesman Chris Tremain.

Trevor Mallard admitted in Parliament that NZTE still doesn’t have the mechanisms in place to measure the success or otherwise of its business assistance programmes.

“Given the level of investment in these business assistance programmes, the Labour Government needs to be 100% sure that New Zealand taxpayers are getting value for money,” says Mr Tremain.

“To hear Trevor Mallard tell the country that he has no idea about the success of these programmes is not good enough.

”Therefore I will be writing to the Commerce Select Committee today to ask for a review of how the merger that formed NZTE has gone, and the success or otherwise of its business assistance programmes.

“The committee has already turned down a similar request from National MP Mark Blumsky, but this new information should be cause for reconsideration of that request.”

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