Simich Urged to Announce Prison Site
Whangarei NZ First List MP, Hon Brian Donnelly, today urged
the Minister of Corrections to make public any decisions on
the siting of a prison in Northland.
"The Minister needs
to stop duckshoving around on this issue. He must be aware
of the anxiety people in Maungatapere and Poroti are
experiencing. Any delays are simply exacerbating that
anxiety,” he said.
"There are real fears the Minister will
delay any announcement until after the election. Such a
move would be callousness in the extreme.
affected by this decision have a right to know what the
Government's plans are. For months, the Minister has been
responding to any queries about when a decision would be
made by saying "soon". Well, "soon" has now arrived,” Hon
“The Minister must respond or the people
will be left believing he has an ulterior
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