Asked if the PM could see any way back in to the cabinet for Liam Fox and if it was right for him to accept his severance pay, the PMS said that he had nothing more to say on this. The PM had set out his position in his letter to Dr Fox on Friday. The PMS added that the 1991 Act laid out the rules on payment post resignation, and that it was the law.
Asked if the PM agreed with Andrew Lansley saying it would be a ‘bit harsh’ if Fox was ruled out of front bench forever, the PMS said that this had happened very recently, and he wasn’t going to speculate on the future.
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