Tax support conditional
2 September 1999
Treasurer Bill English said today support
for the Government's tax legislation was clearly
conditional, based on discussions he had had with the MPs
"I was present at a number of discussions
held by the Government with its supporters on the tax
"In each case, MPs indicated that their
support was conditional. Treasury Ministers reported
these discussions to the Prime Minister, who has
represented them correctly.
"Public statements by the
MPs concerned reflect the tenor of the discussions, but
not the full detail," said Mr English.
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