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Statement on roading

Maurice Williamson MP
National Party Transport Spokesman

25 August 2008

Statement on roading

National Party Transport spokesman Maurice Williamson is moving to clarify statements he made about the party’s infrastructure policy at the weekend.

“National will not be imposing $50 a week tolls on motorists. While tolling is an option for major new roads, one which is of course also being considered by Labour, the figure of $50 a week is incorrect.

“When the $50 figure was suggested, I should have moved quickly to state that National does not envisage that to be a realistic weekly price for people to pay for road tolls. I am passionate about roading projects and unfortunately let my enthusiasm go unchecked.

“In the National Party we are in the business of reducing people’s costs, not increasing them.”


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