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paymaster

an official of a government, business, etc., responsible for the payment of wages and salaries
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Mr Robinson was forced to resign as Paymaster General last December after it emerged he had lent Peter Mandelson pounds 373,000 to buy a house.
"Some ongoing issues, such as the duty-free question and a review of alcohol and tobacco fraud, have been transferred with Dawn Primarolo to the Paymaster General's office, which may have caused the confusion."
Under-fire Paymaster General Dawn Primarolo admitted that the Government could not be even vaguely certain what the actual losses amounted to.
"Last May, the Paymaster General claimed that the system was working well for the vast majority of families," recalled Mr Hemming.
The Paymaster General giveth, and the Paymaster General taketh away.
The Contact Centre, in Balliol Business Park East, Longbenton, was launched by Paymaster General, Dawn Primarolo.
Ministers learned of the issue last year when Paymaster General Dawn Primarolo told Inland Revenue to restart sending the reminders.
Led by Stephen O'Brien, shadow Paymaster General and MP for Eddisbury,a Parliamentary debate heard how the new system had become a ``shambles.''
Dawn Primarolo, the Paymaster General, promised that families who had yet to receive payment would get their money by the end of this week.
A GUIDE helping working parents on lower incomes work out how much help they can get towards the cost of childcare was launched on Wednesday by Paymaster General Dawn Primarolo.
"These changes will help to ensure more efficient, commercial and consistent handling of the problems businesses in trouble often have in meeting their debts for tax and national insurance," said Dawn Primarolo, paymaster general. "They will enable the revenue departments to make a real contribution to the development of the rescue culture in the UK."