Press briefing morning 13 December 2012
Thursday 13 December 2012 The Prime Minister’s Spokesperson answered questions on the EU banking union, Rebekah Brooks’ payout, fracking and Maria Miller in this press briefing
Asked if the Prime Minister (PM) felt the severance payment for Rebekah Brooks was overly generous, the Prime Minister’s Spokesperson (PMS) said the PM would not routinely comment on severance payments for people working in commercial companies. It was a matter for the individual and employer.
EU banking union
Asked if the banking union deal gave the UK enough protection, the PMS referred to the Chancellor’s statement of that morning which the PM echoed. The UK wanted to make sure the single market was protected and countries that weren’t going to join the banking union, like the UK, were protected. That had been achieved. Asked [...]
Asked whether fracking would bring down energy prices in the long term, the PMS said there was potential for prices to come down. The PM set out his views on energy at the Liaison Committee earlier that week where he said the Government wanted to be part of the revolution taking place. Today’s decision meant [...]
Asked about new allegations about Maria Miller’s expenses and whether the PM still had full confidence in her, the PMS said yes he did. Asked if special advisers would receive new guidance on conversations they had with the media, the PMS said there was already a code of conduct.
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