Press Briefing morning 29 October 2012
Monday 29 October 2012 The Prime Minister’s spokesperson answered questions on the UK’s nuclear deterrent, the EU budget and child benefit
Setting out the Government’s position on a nuclear deterrent, the PMS said that we were committed to an at sea nuclear deterrent and the Cabinet Office was leading a review on behalf of the Liberal Democrats to explore other credible alternatives at lower cost. The progress for the design and development of a deterrent [...]
Answering questions on the EU budget, the PMS said that the PM had been clear on his position; there was no case for a real terms increase and he wanted a real terms freeze whilst protecting the UK’s rebate. At a time when European countries had to tighten their belts at home a freeze [...]
Detailing the UK position on Hurricane Sandy, the PMS said that the Government was monitoring the situation closely and the Foreign Office was on hand to offer consular assistance as required.
Asked whether the PM agreed that the decision to limit child benefit was excruciatingly difficult, the PMS said that it was one of the tough decisions that the Government had to make. The vast majority of people would be unaffected and HMRC would be informing families who would be affected. Those with the broadest [...]
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