» Monday, September 3, 2012

Press briefing afternoon 3 September 2012

Monday 3 September 2012 The economy, manufacturing, Lords Reform, constituency boundaries and the greenbelt were discussed at this press briefing

Briefing took place at 15:45 | Read whole briefing | Comments (0)

Reshuffle

Asked about speculation of a Cabinet reshuffle, the Prime Minister’s Official Spokesman (PMOS) said that he would not comment on speculation.

Briefing took place at 15:45 | Read whole briefing | Comments (0)

Economy and manufacturing figures

Asked about the latest manufacturing figures, the PMOS said that, whilst he would not comment on every specific set of figures released, as the Chancellor had said in his interview yesterday, the country faced a challenging economic environment and that there was work to do to rebalance the economy. Since the last election, significant numbers […]

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Lords Reform

Asked why reform of the House of Lords did not proceed, the PMOS said that it required consensus to move forward with a Bill and that consensus was not forthcoming.

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Boundaries

Asked about whether it was still the Prime Minister’s (PM’s) intention to press ahead with reform of constituency boundaries, the PMOS said that the Boundaries Commission was due to report next year and after that, there would be a vote in Parliament, required by the Act. The PM’s view remained that there should be a […]

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Greenbelt

Asked whether the PM agreed with the Chancellor’s views on the greenbelt, the PMOS said that the Chancellor was explaining the current system. Councils should look within existing rules to see whether they could do more to support development and growth. The government recently set out its position in the National Policy Planning Framework and […]

Briefing took place at 15:45 | Read whole briefing | Comments (0)

Grant Shapps

Asked about a letter concerning Grant Shapps’ business interests sent to the Permanent Secretary at DCLG, the PMOS said that it was for the Permanent Secretary at that department to respond, and confirmed that the Prime Minister retained full confidence in Grant Shapps.

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