Press briefing morning 17 July 2012
Tuesday 17 July 2012 Special advisers, wind farms, inflation, the Olympics and Afghanistan were discussed at this press briefing
Asked whether the PM would be laying a Written Statement on special advisers, the PMS said that there would be a statement on the number of special advisers alongside other details of their employment.
Asked why an announcement on renewable energy and wind farms was not taking place that day, the PMS said thatwe had not confirmed an announcement would be made. We had consulted on the issue and would come forward with proposals in due course. The Government needed to set out the subsidy levels for various technologies [...]
Asked whether the announced inflation figures were proving that the Chancellor was on the right track, the PMS said that the improvement in the inflation figures was being driven by fuel and clothing prices in particular. The fact that inflation was coming down was good news and provided some relief for families. It should support [...]
Asked whether the PM was concerned that G4S recruits were not turning up for work, the PMS said that it was worth recapping on issues that had not been covered by the media. The longest queue at Heathrow the day before had been 25 minutes and was for non-EEA travellers. That was on one of [...]
Asked if the Government was considering withdrawing troops from Afghanistan earlier than expected, the PMS said that the Government’s position had not changed. British troops would not be in a combat role beyond the end of 2014. The PM had made it clear that he wanted to see a steady troop drawdown. Asked if cost was [...]
Press briefing afternoon 16 July 2012
Monday 16 July 2012 The International Monetary Fund report and transport issues (including Olympics logistics) were discussed at this press briefing
International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Asked if he had any comments on the IMF report, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMOS) said that the Euro area was the UK’s largest trading partner and we were feeling the effects of what was happening in the Eurozone in our economy. Asked why the UK had been given the sharpest downgrade in the report, the [...]
Asked if any Cabinet Ministers had been caught up in train delays returning from the regional Cabinet meeting in Birmingham, the PMOS referred the questioner to departments. Asked if the PM had been kept informed of the delay to Olympic Athlete’s travel, the PMOS said that the Olympics was a huge logistical task and processes were [...]
Press briefing morning 16 July 2012
Monday 16 July 2012 G4S Olympics security, the Mid Term Review and oil prices were discussed at this press briefing
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