Asked if the Government was proposing to cap the amount of mortgage interest MPs could claim, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) said that that would be something that would be looked at by the Advisory Panel on Members Allowances, which had been strengthened by the appointment of two independent members. The main issue was that […]
Asked if the Prime Minister would be voting on the fuel vote later, the PMS said that the fuel vote was more of a routine opposition day debate; the Prime Minister had a number of important meetings later today. Asked what the Prime Minister thought of Nick Clegg’s suggestion that if an MP was caught […]
The Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) told the assembled press that the Leader of the House was in the process of tabling a Written Ministerial Statement setting out the Government’s position on the matter. Since the vote on the 3rd July, the Leader of the House had had a number of discussions, not only with Members […]
Asked why the Chancellor had chosen today to postpone the 2p rise in fuel duty and did it have anything to do with the fact that there was a by election coming up, the PMS said that that was not the case. There were a lot of precedents for the postponement of autumn increases in […]
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