Asked if the Prime Minister was concerned with the continuing adverse publicity surrounding David Blunkett following the Lord Stevens comments and allegations from when he was Education Secretary, the PMOS said that if you actually looked at the Lord Stevens interview from the Today Programme in full he also paid tribute to David Blunkett, in particular how well they worked during the later period when they were Home Secretary and Commissioner. Also if you looked at the QCA issue that had been dealt with both by David Blunkett and by the then head of the QCA. Those voices had been on the record whereas those making the allegations had not.
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