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."
The Paymaster General should declare an amnesty on the clawback operation, pending an investigation of each overpayment.
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.
Mr Robinson resigned as Paymaster General and Mr Mandelson left the job of Trade Secretary a year ago.
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."
LAWYERS representing Coventry MP and former Paymaster General Geoffrey Robinson were due to attend a pre-trial review in Walsall today.
Paymaster General Dawn Primarolo, speaking at a conference in Birmingham, said families across the region should claim the 'money with your name on it' following the Government's mass shake-up of the tax and benefits system.
A PROBE is to be held into the multi-million pound collapse of a firm linked to former Paymaster General Geoffrey Robinson.
It revealed that it has received an average of pounds 3,000 a month to promote a firm owned by former Paymaster General Geoffrey Robinson.
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.
The former paymaster general said he was first made aware of the fraud investigation in yesterday's Evening Telegraph and was also "ignorant" of the Ford deal.
The Paymaster General Dawn Primarolo (centre) in Coventry for the official opening of Sherbourne House - the new building which houses the Inland Revenue, Customs & Excise and the Valuation Office Agency, all under one roof.