22 May 2024

Fast track committee not undermined by MP's donation - National

From Morning Report, 7:28 am on 22 May 2024

The National Party insists there has been no conflict of interest in David Macleod formerly chairing the committee considering the contentious fast-track bill.

The New Plymouth MP received $10,000 from a donor with shares in a company hoping to benefit from the legislation.

Macleod was yesterday stood down from his role as chair of Parliament's Environment Select Committee for failing to properly declare donations to his election campaign.

Political reporter Katie Scotcher reports.