Prime Minister enters Cumbria chief exec pay row

The Prime Minister has also criticised high payments to public officials following reports of a large severance deal being given to the Chief Executive of Cumbria County Council.

55-year-old Jill Stannard is retiring early from her post, which has a salary of £170,000 a year.

Carlisle's MP John Stevenson says he believes she will receive a large pay off: