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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

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Special advisers

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.

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Wind farms

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 […]

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Inflation

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 […]

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Olympics

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 […]

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Afghanistan

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 […]

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