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Labour Calls For Solid Energy Auditor General Inquiry

Clayton
COSGROVE
SOE Spokesperson
21 March 2013 MEDIA STATEMENT

Labour Calls For Solid Energy Auditor General Inquiry

Labour will formerly write to the Auditor-General to ask her to investigate the significant problems within Solid Energy, says Labour’s SOEs spokesperson Clayton Cosgrove.

“National’s toadie MPs followed the will of John Key and turned down my request for a select committee inquiry into Solid Energy. This is a slap in the face to the public and the hundreds of people who have lost their jobs.

“This doesn’t stop here. I am going to write to the Auditor General to ask her to investigate what went wrong with Solid Energy and who is responsible. New Zealanders deserve that.

“There’s $389 million worth of questions and New Zealanders want answers. To try to keep Kiwis in the dark for political purposes is outrageous posturing from National MPs.

“So far we’ve had three hours of select committee testimony and New Zealanders are still in the dark about why the company almost collapsed. All Kiwi taxpayers, especially the hundreds of miners who have lost their jobs, have a right to a full investigation into what went wrong.

“The Government was asleep at the wheel and has ducked for cover. If National won’t provide the answers I hope the Auditor General will,” says Clayton Cosgrove.

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