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