Margaret Hodge MP
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Entwistle pay-off was cavalier use of public money - MPs

The pay-off made to former BBC director general George Entwistle - who quit in the wake of the Jimmy Savile sex abuse scandal - has been criticised by MPs.

The £450,000 paid to Mr Entwistle after just 54 days in the job was a "cavalier" use of public money, the Commons Public Accounts Committee said.

Committee chairwoman Margaret Hodge said the payment didn't seem to reflect the situation.

  • 20 Dec 2012
  • From the section UK
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