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Terror Threat Level

Asked if there was any more information on travel advice, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) told the assembled press that there was a statement from the Home Secretary at the weekend setting out the US decision and the Foreign Office had updated its advice for France and Germany.

Asked if there was any indication that people would be advised to stop travelling, the PMS replied that all advice to travellers was kept under review and this update had been made at the weekend. There was no suggestion that there would be any further update.

When asked if it was helpful for the US government to issue the advice, the PMS said that the American government made their own announcements and it was a matter for them. We worked very closely with them on these issues and employed a similar policy, which was to update travellers and give them advice as and when it was appropriate.

Asked if the Prime Minister was being kept up to date with developments, the PMS said that the Prime Minister was being kept up to date but he wouldn’t provide commentary on how that happened.

Asked if Peter Ricketts was in daily contact with his US counterparts, the PMS replied that he was in close contact with his counterparts in other countries.

On whether the US had given any indication on how long this advice would be in place for, the PMS said that the US approach was similar to our own; we kept all these things under review and updated them when we saw a case to.

Put that the Americans could be exaggerating the threat, the PMS said that we worked closely with them and acted on the information we had.

Asked if the Prime Minister had asked for a review of the threat level since taking office, the PMS said that this was something that was kept constantly under review and is updated when we had information to suggest it should be updated.

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