Asked if the Prime Minister still believed that the decision of the panel should stand, the PMOS replied that Tessa Jowell had set out the Department’s thinking on the day of the announcement. She said that she wanted to look at the recommendation, but she was minded to accept it. We were still at the process of examining the recommendation.
Asked if the Prime Minister was aware of the degree of concern over this issue within the Parliamentary Party, the PMOS replied that this was a matter to be formerly considered by the Department, and therefore it was better that we left it to them.
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