Afternoon press briefing for 11 October 2011
Tuesday 11 October 2011 Press briefing from the Prime Minister’s spokesperson on: the Finucane meeting, Defence Secretary Liam Fox, health and Gus O’Donnell. original source.
Asked what the Prime Minister had said to the Finucane family during their meeting at No.10, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) said he had expressed his profound sympathy with the family and had accepted the conclusions of Stevens and Cory that state collusion had taken place in Mr Finucane’s murder. He added that the Prime […]
Defence Secretary Liam Fox
Asked about the process of the investigation into allegations that Defence Secretary Liam Fox had broken the Ministerial Code, the PMS said he was unable to provide a running commentary on the process and that the Cabinet Secretary was addressing the remaining questions. original source.
Asked if proposals by Lord Owen to put the NHS Reform Bill into a Select Committee would be regarded as a sensible way of scrutinising it, the PMS said that the Government had carried out a listening exercise and as a result, some changes had been made which strengthened the proposals for NHS reform. Our […]
Asked several questions about Sir Gus O’Donnell’s retirement plans and his pension in light of the pension reforms, the PMS said Sir Gus had worked in the Civil Service for 32 years and that within the pension reforms we had proposed, accrued rights are preserved. original source.
Morning press briefing for 11 October 2011
Tuesday 11 October 2011 Press briefing from the Prime Minister’s spokesperson on: Gus O’Donnell’s retirement, Defence Secretary Liam Fox, the sexualisation of children, Mary Portas and Greece. original source.
Gus O’Donnell retirement
Asked a number of questions about the new structure of the Civil Service, the Cabinet Office and No.10, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) outlined details of the new arrangements. Asked why these changes had taken place, the PMS said they had come about because Sir Gus O’Donnell was retiring. Asked several questions about who would […]
Defence Secretary Liam Fox
Asked several questions about the details and the progress of the investigation into allegations that the Defence Secretary Liam Fox had broken the Ministerial Code, the PMS replied that he would not provide a running commentary on the process. Asked about Sir Gus O’Donnell’s role in the investigation, the PMS said it was his role […]
Sexualisation of children
Asked if the Government would be releasing details about plans to tackle the sexualisation of children, the PMS said details would be released later in the day. original source.
Asked why Mary Portas had visted Number 10, the PMS said he didn’t have details of the meeting but she was conducting a review of the High Street for the Government. original source.
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