More spillover from the parliamentary trough

August 9, 2009

Labour MP Chris Carter – as Alf has long suspected – obviously isn’t one for taking good advice.

It seems he has been cautioned by colleagues over recent years to cut down on his overseas travel. Or say the Weekend Herald is saying on the strength of “several sources.”

But he’s been disagreeably feisty on the subject –

An unrepentant Mr Carter yesterday defended his ministerial travel bill from last year as Education Minister, which was $83,000, and his parliamentary spending bill so far for this year, which is $82,000, as Labour’s foreign affairs spokesman and MP for Te Atatu.
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