Deputy Prime Minister Michael Cullen has corrected information he gave Parliament about the Ponsonby Rd accident involving the Prime Minister's car.

Two weeks ago, Dr Cullen told the House the Crown car the Prime Minister was travelling in received no front-end damage in the accident.

Yesterday, he said Ministerial Services had told him the car's front bumper was dislodged and scratched, a headlight surround was dislodged and the bonnet dented.

The accident, in December, occurred after a diplomatic protection squad car rear-ended the Prime Minister's vehicle, which in turn was shunted forward into a private citizen's car.

The owner of that car has told the Herald more than $3000 damage was done to her vehicle.