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Sheffield Forgemasters

Asked whether the Prime Minister was accompanied on any of the flights by Andrew Cook, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) firstly clarified that the Prime Minister’s travel costs were met by the Government. As for accompanying the Prime Minister, the PMS replied that we wouldn’t discuss who was accompanying the Prime Minister.

Asked whether a letter sent to the Department for Business about Forgemasters was also sent to No10, the PMS replied that the Prime Minister received a lot of correspondence and that we wouldn’t provide commentary on what he did or did not receive.

Asked whether the Prime Minister had met Mr Cook since the Election the PMS said she wasn’t aware of any meeting.

Asked whether Downing Street was aware who took the decision on Forgemasters, the PMS replied that the decision was made by the Business Secretary and the Chief Secretary to the Treasury.

Asked what the Chief Secretary’s decision-making processes were the PMS referred people to the Treasury.

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