» Thursday, May 4, 2006

John Prescott

Asked by the Sun if the Deputy Prime Minister had broken the Ministerial Code in any way, and was there an inquiry being conducted about it, as there appeared to be some confusion about it all, the PMOS replied that whilst there might be some confusion in sections of the media, despite us indicating that there were no inquires, people kept saying otherwise. The PMOS reiterated the position from yesterday which was that the media reports were wrong.

Asked that it was strictly a private matter, the PMOS said: yes.

Put that it was being reported that Sir Gus O’Donnell was "keeping his eye on it" and was that wrong, the PMOS said that it was his understanding that Sir Gus O’Donnell had been written to by an MP, and whilst it was a matter for Sir Gus, being the polite man that he was, he assumed would reply.

Asked if Mr. Prescott was in a good mood today; was he jolly or contrite, the PMOS said that the Deputy Prime Minister was at the Cabinet meeting and he contributed to the discussion as per normal.

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