Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Key surrenders on perks

John Key's response to the Law Commission's review of parliamentary perks? Unconditional surrender:

“The Government accepts the Law Commission’s recommendation that having Ministers’ and MPs’ expenses determined by an independent body will better ensure public confidence. Accordingly, it is the Government’s intention to accept the broad thrust of the recommendation to move decision-making regarding remaining MP and Ministerial expenses to an enhanced Remuneration Authority.”


“Cabinet will consider the timing of the new legislation early in the new year, but it is my intention that it will be passed before the end of 2011.

Excellent. And now we have to hold him to it.