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Alan Budd Inquiry

Asked if there was any more information available about the Budd inquiry the PMOS said, as he had yesterday, that it was his hunch that the Budd inquiry would come next week, that remained his hunch, but the timing of the report remained a matter for the Budd Inquiry. Asked if there was any possibility of further guidance the PMOS said that we did not want to do anything that made things not look like the reality, which was that we did not want to pressurize Sir Alan in any way. We wanted Alan Budd to decide the timing, the content and his modus operandi as such it would be wrong for the Government to be doing anything that pre-empted that in a any way.

Asked if the Budd Inquiry would investigate the Daily Mail allegations over the second visa matter the PMOS said that it was a matter for Sir Alan Budd to look at anything that was relevant to his inquiry and it was for him to decide what was relevant. However as he understood it this matter had been raised with Sir Alan but it would remain entirely a matter for him to decide whether he included it in his inquiry. Asked if Sir Alan Budd could examine the Austrian visa allegation when his remit only covered the first visa allegation the PMOS said that Sir Alan Budd would decide what was relevant to his inquiry and we should all wait for Sir Alan Budd to produce his report then we could all judge what he had included.

Asked if the Budd Inquiry would be presented to Parliament and if so would the Prime Minister be there the PMOS said that it would be a matter for the person who commissioned the inquiry and that was the Permanent Secretary to the Home Office to decide how the report was presented.

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1 Comment »

  1. Isn’t it great.
    If you are the Home secratary you can get a visa issued for a Nanny.
    We can’t even get a visa for my wife’s sister to stay for 6 Months and help with our 3 children.
    The British Government has turned corruption legal. What a bunch of arrogant ….holes.

    Comment by Dave Watson — 10 Jan 2005 on 4:03 pm | Link

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