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PM's Statement on Richard Worth’s resignation

Hon John Key
Prime Minister

3 June 2009
Media Statement

Statement on Richard Worth’s resignation

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 it.

“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 Governor-General accordingly.

“I will not be making further comment on the matters he has advised me about

“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 future.”

ENDS

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