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The Chancellor

Put to him that given there were a few newspaper editorials suggesting that the Chancellor should be more vocal in his support of the Prime Minister as such did the Prime Minister hope that the Chancellor would use today’s visits to underline that support and had they seen each other recently, the PMOS said that they do see each other regularly and in terms of the Chancellor’s schedule people should speak to the Treasury. Asked if we knew what the Chancellor was doing today, the PMOS said that the Treasury spoke for the Chancellor not him. Put to him that we announced other Ministerial engagements around Whitehall, the PMOS said that we did not announce every engagement. Otherwise lobby would never begin. Journalist should not play games with this, the Treasury dealt with the Chancellor, as had always been the custom. In answer to further questions, the PMOS reiterated that the Treasury, as had always been the case, briefed for the Chancellor.

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