The Culture Secretary tells the Commons that George Entwistle's pay off is hard to justify. She suggests that the National Audit Office could look at it.
Her shadow Harriet Harman says the BBC Trust cannot justify doubling the Director-General's payout.
She says Mr Entwistle should reflect on it and take only what he is entitled to in his contract.
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