According to the Speaker, Bill English MP’s “primary place of residence” is in Dipton because Bill has told him it is. But according to the Registrar of companies, Bill the shareholder of Resolution Farms‘ “full residential address” is in Wellington because Bill has told them it is.
The Companies Act requires shareholders to provide a full residential address. Section 377 of the Act states that it is an offence under the Act to make a false statement in relation to any of the requirements of the Act, including giving the correct address.
And John Key says Bill has broken no rules? He can’t have it both ways.
Everybody knows Bill has lived in Wellington for years. I still think he should tell the truth to the Speaker, pay it all back and claim the out-of-town allowance whenever he visits Dipton, which from all accounts isn’t that often.
I suppose it may also become an issue of parliamentary “privilege”.