Ahhhh….the good old days

Hansard – Stage: – 01 Jul 1993
Ministerial Credit Cards—Costs
Question speaker – GEORGE HAWKINS
Responding speaker – Hon GRAEME LEE
Question No – 3947

GEORGE HAWKINS (Manurewa) to the Minister of Internal Affairs: For each minister who has been supplied with a credit card by the Crown, what has been the cost for the past 12 months?

Hon GRAEME LEE (Minister of Internal Affairs) replied: My department has provided a credit card to the Minister of Finance for official expenses incurred overseas. In the year to 30 June 1993 the total amount charged to this account was $454.00

The Minister of Finance at the time was none other than Ruth Richardson, practicing what she preached. Compare that to Dr. Michael Cullen in 2003, you will be astonished. Labour troughers know no bounds.

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