24 Nov 2010

Labour: Minister was overseas 11 times in two years

7:40 pm on 24 November 2010

The Labour Party has raised more questions about former minister Pansy Wong after it was revealed she received approval for 11 overseas trips in the past two years.

In answer to written questions from Labour MP Pete Hodgson in Parliament on Wednesday, Prime Minister John Key confirmed that five of those 11 trips were to China.

Mr Hodgson has criticised Mr Key's response to Ms Wong resigning her portfolios after admitting she and her husband had misused Parliament's international travel subsidy.