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March 27 2008; 13:16

No Royal Commission on Inquiry into Ellis case

The Government has reaffirmed its position that there will be no Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Peter Ellis case.

Supporters and Ellis' lawyers are seeking the inquiry into his 1993 conviction for molesting children at the Christchurch Civic Creche. He served two thirds of his ten year sentence.

In a letter to a Peter Ellis supporter, Cabinet Minister Rick Barker has ruled out the option, saying that a commission cannot be convened to determine guilt or innocence as its primary purpose.

He says that if Ellis wants to pursue the matter, he should do so through the Privy Council