HEALTH Minister Anne Pryke has admitted she got the salary of the new Hospital director wrong in the States this week.
She has apologised to her States colleagues and blamed the error – which led to her saying that Andrew McLaughlin was being paid £26,000 a month – on a miscalculation.
The JEP reported on Wednesday that Mr McLaughlin’s contract was costing the taxpayer £26,000 a month, resulting in a £312,000 annual salary.
But in a joint statement released yesterday afternoon by Deputy Pryke and her Assistant Minister, Deputy Eddie Noel, they said that Mr McLaughlin’s contract was actually worth £216,000 a year, equating to £18,000 a month.
Article posted on 19th February, 2011 - 2.59pm
In these times when we are all been made to cut back on everything, do you thing it is right that our Minister for Health should be so at ease in the justification of paying a The Director of the Hospital £26,000.00 a Month.
We could have 10 more Staff Nurses for that amount. Is there anyone anywhere in the World that is worth that money in a States sector of Government ?
In our Only dally paper it say’s “ Fury at Hospital chief’s pay deal”. So that will be the end of this Story, I say that because that is what happens over here, the Head line has been made, The peasants will of forgotten by Monday. So they wont ask any more question’s about it. I hope I’m wrong because this is big.
We need to be told what he has done so far & not with spin. With all that is going on at the moment we could be forgiven if we do forget about this one, but I wont. Because that Hospital in my opinion is not up to the job.
You can Listen to the Minister giving her answer Here.
8. The Deputy of St. Martin will ask the following question of the Chief Minister –
“Was part (d) removed from the Terms of Reference on 9th April 2010 following a discussion between the Deputy Chief Executive and Mr Napier and, if so, was that fact made known to the Chief Minister when he signed the Ministerial decision on 13th April 2010 approving the appointment of Mr Napier and for his CV and Terms of Reference, containing the original part (d), to be included in R.39/2010?”
9. The Deputy of St. Martin will ask the following question of the Minister for Home Affairs –
“Will the Minister inform Members of the cost of the Metropolitan Police Review of the Haut de la Garenne investigation and of redacting the Wiltshire Report; advise when the rest of that report will be published in line with assurances made in July 2010 and in R.8/2011 and whether the statements made to the Wiltshire Police by the former Chief Officer of the States of Jersey Police will be published?”
Here are the 3 Audio recording's from today. I can not workout how Deputy Power is not going to be Prosecuted!
Now that is 3 States Members that have been found guilty of Data Protection, but only One has been Charged. One rule for Stuart Syvret & one for the rest of them.
This is the Interview of Deputy Power by Roger Bara.
17. The Deputy of St. Martin will ask the following question of the Chief Minister –
“Following the Chief Minister’s written answers on 18th January 2011, will he advise the actual date Mr Napier was instructed to withdraw part (d) of the Terms of Reference and, given the Affidavit’s significance to the suspension of the former Chief Police Officer explain why neither he nor the Deputy of St Martin who were supposed to have oversight of the review were consulted before the decision was taken?”