Bill English is not holding up well to the persistent questions put to him in Parliament about shuffling around his financial appearance to rort the taxpayer by claiming $1000 a week in housing allowances.
Today, Bill English was stuttering his way through questions put to him by Pete Hodgson. And English again refused to publicly release details that would clear up whether or not he had a pecuniary interest or controlling interest in the Endeavour Trust – the supposed landlord to whom English’s $1000 Ministerial allowance was being paid.
Jim Anderton also questioned today what documentation English provided to the Speaker to prove Dipton was his primary place of residence, as the Auditor-General determined in 2002 he must in order to receive the allowance in the first place. (I wrote about the AG’s report earlier here)
The only way this can be all cleared up is if English releases both the financial information of the trust, and the information he provided to the Speaker to prove his primary place of residence.
It’s time for Bill English to come clean.