INDEPENDENT NEWS

“Canterbury MP Appointed to Key Select Committees”

Published: Wed 22 Dec 1999 03:48 PM
Clayton Cosgrove Member of Parliament for Waimakariri, was today appointed to Parliament’s all powerful Finance and Expenditure Select Committee and the influential Primary Production Select Committee.
“It Looks like my business is business,” Mr Cosgrove said.
“I’m delighted to be a member of these committees as they are both important to the people of Waimakariri. The Finance and Expenditure Select Committee monitors how all government departments behave and spend taxpayers money and that is extremely relevant to local people. The Primary Production Select Committee focuses on legislation and issues of concern to the primary sector especially in relation to farming.
“Primary production issues have tended in the recent past to be the ‘cinderella’ of politics. I want to work hard to ensure primary production is treated as the vital component of our economy, that it is,” said Mr Cosgrove.
“For a new Member of Parliament I am gratified to be given a chance to grapple with real, solid issues that make a practical impact on everyday life.
“Under MMP, select committees are the engine room of political action and I’m more than satisfied to go straight into the boiler rooms of policy,” concluded Mr Cosgrove.
ENDS

Next in New Zealand politics

New High Commissioner to Australia announced
By: New Zealand Government
Dame Silvia Cartwright to lead public inquiry into EQC
By: New Zealand Government
Gordon Campbell on the Royal Commission into child abuse
By: Gordon Campbell
Cases delays: court staff refuse to handle sentencing papers
By: RNZ
Primary school teachers on strike again today
By: RNZ
Scholtens inquiry released
By: New Zealand Government
Prison reform group wants debate on prisoners' right to vote
By: RNZ
National congratulates Dame Annette King
By: New Zealand National Party
Two years’ progress since the Kaikoura earthquake
By: Marlborough District Council
Dame Silvia Cartwright to lead EQC inquiry
By: BusinessDesk
EQC inquiry to confirm lessons have been learned
By: New Zealand National Party
Insurers welcome EQC Inquiry
By: Insurance Council
EQC Claimant Reference Group Welcomes Commission of Inquiry
By: Claimants Reference Group
An enhanced experience for customers
By: Earthquake Commission
International earthquake experts meet in Oamaru
By: Earthquake Commission
View as: DESKTOP | MOBILEWe're in BETA! Send Feedback © Scoop Media