Press briefing – afternoon 12 February 2013
Tuesday 12 February 2013 The Prime Minister’s Spokesperson (PMS) answered questions on Leveson, horsemeat, Back to Work and Mali
Asked whether there was cross Government agreement that Leveson proposals should be published by the Conservative Party, the PMS said that there was agreement on publishing, and that talks continued with a view to finding a cross party agreement on the content of proposals.
Questioned on the Government action on horsemeat, the PMS said that the FSA had made it clear to schools, hospitals and retailers that they should be seeking assurances from their suppliers about the content of their products . There was agreement at Cabinet that this is a labelling and retail practice issue, and that it [...]
Back to Work
Asked whether there was any response to the court ruling on the Government’s Back to Work programme, the PMS said that the Government was disappointed and would be appealing the decision.
Asked whether providing humanitarian aid to Mali was sign of mission creep, the PMS said that it was only a sign of a humanitarian commitment to Mali – providing clean water and medical supplies.
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