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MPs not paid... Warmington seeks answers

Published:Thursday | April 24, 2014 | 3:21 PM

Daraine Luton, Senior Reporter

South West St Catherine Member of Parliament, Everald Warmington, turned up at Gordon House this afternoon complaining that he has not been paid a salary for the month of April.

But no sooner than Warmington complained to the House of Representatives, Joylan Silvera, the member of parliament for West St Mary, quipped that salaries are paid on "a deserving basis".

Warmington said that despite being given a payslip, many members have checked the banks and have seen either partial salary or none at all.

Finance Minister, Dr Peter Phillips, advised that all the necessary resources were made available to the accountant general, which pays the bills on behalf of the state.

The minister also said there is no problem with payments to public sector workers.

He said that the issue of non or partial payments to parliamentarians is due to administrative error by the parliament.


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