» Friday, October 16, 2009


In answer to the question on whether the Prime Minister intended to ask Sir Thomas Legg to investigate home flipping, the PMS replied that the Prime Minister was comfortable that the Legg process was underway and should be completed as quickly as possible. He explained the Prime Minister had responded to Legg and was encouraging other MPs to do the same. The PMS said terms of reference for the Legg inquiry were agreed with the MEC and it was for the MEC to receive the report once the process had been completed.

Asked if the Prime Minister had responded to Legg by physically writing a cheque, the PMS replied he was not aware that a cheque had been written and pointed out that the Prime Minister intended to make the payment.

Asked if the Prime Minister had a view on the performance of the fees office, the PMS said that no view had been expressed.

Asked if the Prime Minister agreed with Harriet Harman that the Legg process appeared arbitrary, the PMS explained that the Prime Minister and the Leader of the House were completely adjoined. The PMS said a process was underway and MPs had the opportunity in the next three weeks to make any comments about the letters they had received and representations about the nature of the process.

original source.

Briefing took place at 11:00 | Search for related news

1 Comment »

  1. It is fine encouraging the MP’s to make their representations known about the expenses letters but when David Cameron has said “Pay up or get out” and there has been a public co-operation pact by the leaders made it puts the MPs in a very difficult position. Considering that no ruls were broken, although very bent in places, this is not a good time for politics. Experienced people are losing their jobs because of retrospective rulings.

    Comment by Malcolm Clarke — 16 Oct 2009 on 9:09 pm | Link

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Post a public comment

(You must give an email address, but it will not be displayed to the public.)
(You may give your website, and it will be displayed to the public.)


This is not a way of contacting the Prime Minister. If you would like to contact the Prime Minister, go to the 10 Downing Street official site.

Privacy note: Shortly after posting, your name and comment will be displayed on the site. This means that people searching for your name on the Internet will be able to find and read your comment.

Downing Street Says...

The unofficial site which lets you comment on the UK Prime Minister's official briefings. About us...


October 2009
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
« Sep   Nov »

Supported by


Disruptive Proactivity

Recent Briefings



Syndicate (RSS/XML)



Contact Sam Smith.

This site is powered by WordPress. Theme by Jag Singh