As is usual in Tuesday morning’s session, the Prime Minister’s Official Spokesman (PMS) gave journalists a brief run down of what was discussed at Cabinet that morning. He was asked what the Chancellor had said about inflation, to which he replied that it was as the Chancellor had set out in the Budget. He said in response to a follow-up question about inflation targets, that forecasting was a matter for the independent Office for Budget Responsibility. He confirmed that the Chancellor had mentioned the International Monetary Fund report in the context of the forthcoming Bretton Woods institutions meetings that he would be attending.
Asked what Jeremy Hunt had said about growth in the Department for Health, the PMS said that every department had a role to play in growth and that DH would continue to work across Whitehall with departments such as DWP on supporting participation in the workforce. He also made the point that there are a number of leading health firms in the UK that we would wish to support in taking advantage of the $6trillion global health sector.
Asked for Jonathan Evans’ assessment of his time in MI5 at his final Cabinet meeting, the PMS declined to update journalists on those security discussions.
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