One key issue in the Privileges Committee inquiry has been the $40,000 payment to Bob Clarkson for costs. This was ordered by court in the name of Winston Peters, so anyone paying it on his behalf most certainly would need to have been declared.
Brian Henry says he personally paid the $40,000 – meaning he should have been listed in Winston’s register.
After media and blog attention focused on this, Brian and Winston claimed a couple of days later that it was all sorted out as Winston had repaid Brian shortly thereafter.
My question is, was this ever submitted formally to the Privileges Committee, and if so was any proof of repayment supplied? Anyone know?Tags: Bob Clarkson, Brian Henry, electoral petitions, MPs Register of Pecuniary Interests, Privileges Committee, Winston First