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Asked whether the Government would consider stepping in if HSBC failed to raise the money needed through private investors, the PMS said that he would not answer a hypothetical question on something that was very market-sensitive.

Put that the US was not attending the UN Conference on Racism and was there a view from the Government on this, the PMS advised people to check with the Foreign Office.

Asked if Lord Mandelson was effectively the Deputy Prime Minister, the PMS replied that we didn t have a Deputy Prime Minister; Lord Mandelson was the Secretary of State for Business as people knew.

Asked if the Prime Minister was making a statement to the House on the European Council meeting, the PMS said that he wasn t, as yesterday s meeting was just an informal meeting.

Asked if there was an announcement imminent on quantative easing, the PMS said that as and when the Treasury were in a position to say anything more on the subject, they would do so.

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