The Dom-Post reports:
Deputy Prime Minister Bill English’s use of his taxpayer-funded accommodation allowance is to come under scrutiny from the auditor-general.
Following a complaint fro Progressive MP Jim Anderton to Auditor-General Lyn Provost about the finance minister claiming out-of-town accommodation expenses, the Office of the Auditor-General confirmed today it would make “preliminary inquiries”.
I’m delighted the Auditor-General has agreed to investigate. It is entirely appropriate she does so as questions of propriety have been raised.
I actually think the Auditor-General should have been asked to investigate much earlier on. In fact it would have been smart politics for Bill English himself to have asked them to investigate a month or so ago.Tags: Auditor-General, Bill English, MPs expenses