Press briefing morning 19 December 2012
Thursday 20 December 2012 The Prime Minister’s Spokesperson (PMS) answered questions on Andrew Mitchell, UBS and the EU.
Questioned on the Cabinet Secretary’s review of the Andrew Mitchell incident, the Prime Minister’s Spokesperson (PMS) said that the Prime Minister (PM) was clear that reasonable inquiries had been made. The Cabinet Secretary had reviewed the emails submitted to Downing Street, Andrew Mitchell’s own account and the CCTV footage taken in Downing Street. All evidence [...]
Responding to questions on the PM’s call with President Obama, specifically regarding the EU, the PMS said that the call briefly touched on the EU. The President was supportive of the PM’s approach.
Asked how the UBS fine would be spent, the PMS said that rules regarding fine receipts had changed so that the money went to the Consolidated Fund. Decisions on how that would be spent were for the future.
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