Asked if the Prime Minister welcomed the IOC’s decision to allow a British Olympic football team, the PMS replied that the Prime Minister had set out his views on such matters in the past and the position had not changed. The PMS added that he would have to check exactly what the position was, but he was sure they had been set out in the past.
Asked if David Miliband was at Cabinet this morning, the PMS replied that he was not at Cabinet.
Asked if the Prime Minister would be wearing a white tie this evening, the PMS said that the dress code for the event was set by the Queen and the Prime Minister would abide by it. Asked if it was true that the Prime Minister had spent £3000 on taxpayer’s money on a suit for the event, the PMS replied that he did not know but would check if people wanted him to.
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