Press briefing morning Friday 14 December 2012
Friday 14 December 2012 The Prime Minister’s Spokesperson (PMS) answered questions on Europe, drugs, equal marriage and mid-term review
Asked whether the PM thought the banking deal would create a two tier Europe, the PMS said, as the Chancellor set out yesterday, there were safeguards for those who were not in the Eurozone this was a good outcome for the UK.
Asked if the PM agreed with the DPM on drugs policy, the PMS said the PM had set out earlier this week what his views were. He did not support decriminalisation. We had a policy that was working drug use was coming down, the emphasis on treatment was right and we needed to continue with […]
Asked if Maria Miller had warned the Church of England that the Government was going to do something it didn’t want, the PMS said it was not true to say we had not properly discussed proposals with the Church. This was part of the consultation process. Before the proposals were finalised, government officials had met […]
Asked about the timing and content of the Coalition’s Mid-term Review, the PMS said there would be an announcement in the New Year. The Coalition would be taking on fresh challenges including pensions, transport and others. The PM believed the fixed-term parliament was having a beneficial effect because it meant that in the middle years […]
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