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Prince Andrew

Asked to explain the contradiction between what the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) had said this morning about the Government supporting Prince Andrew and the Business Secretary’s comments that Prince Andrew should judge the position he wants to be in, the PMS said that he couldn’t see any contradiction between the two comments. The Business Secretary had been making the point that the Trade Envoy role was voluntary.

Asked why No 10 sources had been saying yesterday that no tears would be shed if Prince Andrew stood down, the PMS said that all he could do was set out the Government’s position and he had done that this morning.

Asked when the quotes from UK businesses supporting Prince Andrew’s role had been put together by UKTI, the PMS said that they were statements that had been made recently, not today.

Asked why these statements were being released, the PMS said that they were made by individual companies and as such were a matter for them.

Asked if the Prime Minister thought that Prince Andrew should stay on as Trade Envoy, the PMS said that we had made our position clear: we supported Prince Andrew in his role as Trade Envoy.

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