Press Briefing morning 29 November 2012
Thursday 29 November 2012 The Prime Minister’s Spokesperson (PMS) answered questions on the Leveson Inquiry report Questioned on the Government’s response to the Leveson Inquiry report, the PMS said that the Prime Minister (PM) would be giving his response to the House that afternoon and the Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) would also provide a statement to [...]
Press Briefing afternoon Wednesday 28 November 2012
Wednesday 28 November 2012 The Prime Minister’s Spokesperson (PMS) answered questions on alcohol pricing, Leveson and payday loans
When asked whether the government was taking legal advice about the proposed changes to alcohol pricing, the PMS said that it was being looked at by the courts because of the ongoing legal case in Scotland. The government was following this closely. The government had said for some time its intention was to bring this [...]
When questioned on whether the Prime Minister would be speaking for the entire government when he made a statement on Leveson tomorrow, the PMS said there would be a government statement by the Prime Minister at 15.00 tomorrow. When challenged if the PM supported a DPM statement, the PMS said that people were digesting the report [...]
Responding to questions about the government’s position on payday loan caps, the PMS referred the lobby to HMT on the detail. The PMS understood that the bill as it stands would allow the new regulator, the FCA, to look at these issues already. When asked if the government now supported a cap, the PMS said he [...]
Press briefing 27 November 2012 afternoon
Tuesday 27 November 2012 HS2 and the Palestinian state were discussed at this press briefing
Asked whether HS2 was discussed at Cabinet, the Prime Minister’s Spokesperson (PMS) said that it had been referred to in wider discussions on infrastructure.
Responding to a question about France calling for recognition of the Palestinian state, the PMS said that there was nothing further to add to what the PM had said in PMQs last Wednesday. [...]
Press Briefing morning Tuesday 27 November 2012
Tuesday 27 November 2012 The Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) answered questions on Leveson, flooding, the NHS, National Security Council, the Work Programme, Cabinet and growth implementation.
The PMS gave a brief summary of what was discussed at Cabinet. Departments were challenged on progress so far on structural reforms and growth implementation. There was also an update on floods from Environment Secretary Owen Paterson. The Prime Minister will visit flood hit areas today.
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