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National-United Future agreement announced

John Key MP National Party Leader

16 November 2008

National-United Future agreement announced

National Party Leader John Key today announced the details of the confidence and supply arrangement reached between the National and United Future parties.

“I welcome this agreement with United Future Leader Peter Dunne.

“United Future has agreed to provide confidence and supply support through this term of a National-led government.”

The agreement provides for Mr Dunne to be appointed to ministerial posts outside Cabinet. Mr Dunne will be Minister of Revenue and Associate Minister of Health.

In addition, National has agreed during this term of Parliament to adopt and implement a range of broad principles, policies and priorities advanced by United Future. These are detailed in the agreement (attached).

United Future has agreed to support the legislation needed for the initiatives identified in National’s My key commitments to you and National’s Post-Election Action Plan publications.

“I welcome Mr Dunne’s support for a National-led Government, and look forward to a constructive working relationship,” says Mr Key.


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