PM's Statement on Richard Worth’s resignation
Hon John Key
3 June 2009
Statement on Richard
Prime Minister John Key says he has
accepted the resignation of Dr Richard Worth as a Minister
in the National-led Government.
“Dr Worth tendered his
resignation to me last night, and I have accepted
“He advised me of some private matters in respect of
which he felt it appropriate that he should resign as a
Minister. I accepted his resignation and have advised the
“I will not be making
further comment on the matters he has advised me
“Dr Worth’s ministerial responsibilities will be
temporarily transferred to Maurice Williamson. I will be
making an announcement about permanent appointments to the
portfolios in the near
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