Mahuta slams new payroll

22:53, Nov 12 2012

Labour MP Nanaia Mahuta says Associate Education Minister Craig Foss is "clearly out of his depth" over the Novopay debacle.

The teachers' payroll system has been dogged with problems since its introduction.

Because of a privacy breach, personal and bank account details were leaked in the past month.

Ms Mahuta says the system "was nowhere near ready or fit for purpose' and called on Education Minister Hekia Parata to step in over the top of Mr Foss.