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PM's Statement on Richard Worth’s resignation

Published: Wed 3 Jun 2009 09:47 AM
Hon John Key
Prime Minister
3 June 2009
Media Statement
Statement on Richard Worth’s resignation
Prime Minister John Key says he has accepted the resignation of Dr Richard Worth as a Minister in the National-led Government.
“Dr Worth tendered his resignation to me last night, and I have accepted it.
“He advised me of some private matters in respect of which he felt it appropriate that he should resign as a Minister. I accepted his resignation and have advised the Governor-General accordingly.
“I will not be making further comment on the matters he has advised me about
“Dr Worth’s ministerial responsibilities will be temporarily transferred to Maurice Williamson. I will be making an announcement about permanent appointments to the portfolios in the near future.”
ENDS

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