Afternoon press briefing for 12 October 2011
Wednesday 12 October 2011 Press briefing from the Prime Minister’s spokesperson on: Succession and Defence Secretary Liam Fox. original source.
The Prime Minister’s Official Spokesman (PMOS) briefed the assembled journalists on a letter that had been sent to Commonwealth Heads of Government with the Prime Minister’s proposals to change the rules of succession. He said the letter had been sent at the end of last month, asking them to consider the proposals. The main changes […]
Asked about the process for the report being produced by the Cabinet Secretary Sir Gus O’Donnell on Liam Fox, the PMOS said that Sir Gus was looking at the issue and we should await the outcome of that process. The Prime Minister had said that Liam Fox was doing an excellent job in reforming the […]
Morning press briefing for 12 October 2011
Wednesday 12 October 2011 Press briefing from the Prime Minister’s spokesperson on: Defence Secretary Liam Fox, Iran, Scottish and Southern Energy, unemployment figures and the Finucane family. original source.
Defence Secretary Liam Fox
Asked whether the Defence Secretary was carrying on with his job, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) confirmed he was. Asked for the Prime Minister’s views on the matter, the PMS said the Prime Minister said he was keen for the facts to be established. Asked several questions on the progress of the investigation by the […]
Asked if the UK was preparing any measures against Iran in light of allegations of a plot to kill the Saudi ambassador to the US, the PMS said the UK was in close touch with the United States and would support measures to hold Iran accountable for its actions, including further sanctions. original source.
Scottish and Southern Energy
Asked if the Prime Minister welcomed moves by Scottish and Southern Energy to open up the energy market, the PMS said anything that increased competition in that market and was good for consumers would be something he would support. original source.
Asked if there would be a response to the latest figures on unemployment and whether there was a fear they indicated a double-dip recession, the PMS said it was clear that we were seeing the effects of the international economic crisis on the UK labour market. The Government was focused on doing everything it could […]
Asked if there would be a statement on the Finucane family, the PMS said one would be made later that day by the Secretary of State. original source.
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