Release of decision by the Auditor General
28 October 2009.
General Manager Parliamentary
Release of decision by the Office of
the Auditor General
“The Parliamentary Service
welcomes the statement by the Office of the Auditor General
into some issues concerning member of Parliament expenses
for Wellington accommodation.
“The Service is already
preparing policy advice for the Speaker to clarify the
entitlement to reimbursement of Wellington accommodation
costs. The OAGs statement will provide useful input to that
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