Press Briefing afternoon 6 August 2012
Monday 6 August 2012 The Olympics, House of Lords reform, the economy and Syria were among the topics discussed at this press briefing.
The Prime Minister’s Official Spokesman (PMOS) began by saying that there had been an Olympics committee meeting that morning to take stock and look ahead to the coming week.
House of Lords reform
Asked if the boundary review was dead, the PMOS told the journalists that they should wait for the announcement from the Deputy Prime Minister later that day. He reminded them that each Boundary Commission would present final recommendations in Autumn 2013 and the issue would then return to the House of Commons. Asked if there was [...]
Asked if the ministerial Olympic meeting that morning was positive, the PMOS said that it was. He said that discussions had focused on the successful sporting weekend, both in terms of medals won and the arrangements put in place to manage the additional numbers of people at the Olympic Park. He told the journalists that [...]
Asked about Danny Alexander’s comment that ‘the credit rating is not the be-all and end-all’ and whether this was a change in Government position, the PMOS said that what mattered for the Government was having the right polices in place including a credible policy for reducing the deficit. He also pointed to that fact that [...]
Asked whether the Prime Minister thought Tony Blair would make a suitable replacement for Kofi Annan, the PMOS said that work with other countries was needed to deal with situation in Syria and that the Annan plan hadn’t worked. He reminded them that on Friday, the UN General Assembly had passed a resolution which condemned [...]
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