Press briefing afternoon – 26 February 2013
Tuesday 26 February 2013 The Prime Minister’s Spokesperson (PMS) answered questions on enterprise zones, the economy, pensioner benefits and Sir David Nicholson The Prime Minister’s Spokesperson (PMS) answered questions on enterprise zones, the economy, pensioner benefits and Sir David Nicholson
Asked whether the PM was satisfied by progress being made in Enterprise Zones, the PMS said that there was progress being made. 150m of private sector investment had been attracted by the Enterprise Zones and it was important to continue with the progress being made.
Questioned about comments from the Bank of England on interest rates, the PMS said that interest rates were a matter for the Bank of England. Asked about the Government’s broader economic plan, the PMS said the right approach was a tight fiscal policy supporting a supportive monetary policy. Mortgage holders and businesses were seeing the [...]
Asked whether the PM believed that well off pensioners should receive pensioner benefits, the PMS said that the PM had been clear on his position, which was completely unchanged.
Sir David Nicholson
Asked about the PM’s view on Sir David Nicholson, the PMS said that the PM thought Sir David had done the right thing by apologising. The PM understood the families’ strength of feeling.
Press Briefing – morning 25 February 2013
Monday 25 February 2013 The Prime Minister’s Spokesperson (PMS) gave a readout of the PM’s meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry and answered questions on Lord Rennard and the UK’s credit downgrade The Prime Minister’s Spokesperson (PMS) gave a brief readout of the PM’s meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry. There were ongoing [...]
Press briefing – afternoon 14 February 2013
Thursday 14 February 2013 The Prime Minister’s Spokesperson (PMS) answered questions on financial transaction tax, horsemeat, opposition 10p tax proposal and immigration.
Questioned on John Major’s speech on an EU referendum and the need to start negotiations the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) said that the FCO is leading a balance of competencies review.
Financial Transaction Tax
Asked for a response on a potential European Financial Transaction Tax the PMS said that our position was unchanged. We are not opposed to a Financial Transaction Tax in principle but we are clear it would need to be done at a global level.
Asked if the government would see FSA test results before they were made public the PMS confirmed this was likely.
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