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Attorney-General should have declared interest; registrar

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Chris Finlayson
Chris Finlayson

Wellington, June 23 NZPA - Attorney-General Chris Finlayson failed to declare a company directorship in a pecuniary interests return when he should have, Registrar of Pecuniary Interests Dame Margaret Bazley has found.

Labour MP Trevor Mallard said on Labour's Red Alert website that Mr Finlayson had failed to declare his interest as a shareholder and director of Te Puhi Trustee (2) Limited, which has two other trustees.

Mr Finlayson said he didn't declare it because he had no interest in the company, which was a corporate trustee incorporation for a friend's trust.

However, he sought clarification from the registrar, who said this afternoon Standing Orders clearly stated that all directorships needed to be declared and advised Mr Finlayson to make an amendment to his declaration for the register.

Mr Finlayson said he would do that as soon as possible.

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