A senior adviser to Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister David Clark is asking him to name the two people he says he has appointed to the Finance Committee.
Wednesday, June 22, 2022, 5:59 AM
and Jenni McManus
Earlier this year the counsel wrote to Clark, pointing out that the committee had acted in breach of its legal requirements since July 2021 because there were only six members instead of the seven required.
As minister, Clark was required by law to elect new members to maintain the minimum wage.
Last week we received a response from the clerk from Clark, saying that two new members had been elected in mid -April. But the minister did not give their names, and two months later the committee’s website identified six members.
Good return emailed committee member Angus Dale-Jones, who was traveling to Europe, asking for the names of the nominees. Dale-Jones responded by saying he hoped the committee’s website would be expanded “in a few days” so he could speak later in the week when he returned to New Zealand.
The attorney said he was pleased to see Clark had found the committee had not complied with legal requirements.
He searched the website of the committee and the MBIE but there was no announcement of new members. He was not released from the prime minister’s office.
So he wrote again to the minister. “I can’t understand why the choices you made weren’t announced,” he said. “Perhaps you will be pleased to tell us what you have chosen.”
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