Cabinet Updated On David Bain’s Application
23 January 2013 Media
Cabinet Updated On
David Bain’s Application
Cabinet has been
updated on Mr Bain’s application for compensation for
wrongful conviction and imprisonment at its meeting today,
says Justice Minister Judith Collins.
“I have updated my
colleagues on the status of Mr Bain’s application. Cabinet
has not made any decision on the next steps for the
“As Mr Bain’s application falls outside
the Cabinet guidelines, Mr Bain has no entitlement to
compensation. Any decision regarding compensation is
entirely at Cabinet’s discretion,” Ms Collins
When a decision on next steps is made, there will be
a further announcement regarding the process and timeframe
for consideration of the
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