Report released into former Labour Minister Iain Lees-Galloway's expenses

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Mon, 10 Aug 2020, 4:46PM
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Report released into former Labour Minister Iain Lees-Galloway's expenses

Author
NZ Herald,
Publish Date
Mon, 10 Aug 2020, 4:46PM

A report undertaken into former Labour Minister Iain Lees-Galloway's ministerial expenditure has found no evidence of any inappropriate transactions or spending.

Ministerial Services undertook a line by line review of all his expenditure, including staff and spouse expenses for the period 1 January 2019 to 30 June 2020.

It followed his sacking by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern after news of his extra-marital affair emerged.

"I commissioned the review to ensure taxpayer money was not inappropriately used in the course of his relationship, and the report has found none was," Ardern said.

"The review has confirmed all expenditure was consistent with the relevant legislation, determinations and policies governing the use of public funds and no evidence of transactions that require further review.

"Following this report, but also Iain Lees-Galloway's exit from Parliament, I consider the matter now closed," Jacinda Ardern said.