18 Mar 2013

Shearer includes UN account in pecuniary register

6:30 pm on 18 March 2013

Labour leader David Shearer says he has amended his entry in the MPs' Register of Pecuniary Interests to include a United Nations bank account.

The register discloses any business interests, bank accounts, shares or properties MPs have, as well as any gifts they have received.

Mr Shearer says he had included all of his interests in New Zealand but had forgotten about a New York-based account that his pay used to go into when he worked for the UN.

He says it's still active but he hasn't used it for some years.

Mr Shearer says he has amended the register accordingly.