Paymaster General


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Paymaster General

The head of the Office of HM Paymaster General, which is the department of the British government holding accounts at the Bank of England that appropriates funds for the various functions of government. That is, he/she is responsible for paying British departments and public servants. The paymaster general is appointed by the monarch on the advice of the prime minister.
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Lib Dem work and pensions spokesman David Laws said: "This statement shows the Paymaster General should be sacked.
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The National Association of Citizens' Advice Bureaux has written to the Paymaster General asking for action to protect those affected.
Paymaster General Dawn Primarolo replied: 'This Government has cut small business tax, corporation tax and reformed capital gains tax so we have the most competitive system.
Paymaster General Dawn Primarolo, 45, was woken up by the noise of her front door being battered.
David Heathcoat-Amory, the Paymaster General, is expected to resign tomorrow, throwing Major's plans for a ministerial reshuffle into confusion.
Paymaster General Dawn Primarolo said: "This more generous relief will ensure the UK continues to be recognised as one of the best places in the world to make a film.
The former Paymaster General wants police to tell him why drug allegations were wrongly made against him after his car was stopped by officers last year.
The former Paymaster General, who is accused of failing to provide a specimen of breath, driving without insurance, and driving other than in accordance with a licence, was granted unconditional bail.
Robinson has already embarrassed Tony Blair when he was forced to resign as Paymaster General, over revelations he had made a secret pounds 373,000 home loan to Peter Mandelson.
In 1998 he became Trade Secretary but quit six months later when the Mirror's Paul Routledge revealed he did not declare a loan from Paymaster General Geoffrey Robinson for a house.
Both men resigned after it became public, Mr Mandelson from the cabinet and Mr Robinson from his treasury role as Paymaster General.