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International Monetary Fund

Asked if the Government believes there needs to be a vote in Parliament on increasing contributions to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the PMS said the Government’s position on the IMF has not changed. The PMS said there will discussions at the G20 on the IMF and the Chancellor will be briefing journalists in Cannes. The PMS added that the Government is happy to look at whether resources need to be increased in the IMF, but at the moment there are no calls for that.

Asked if Conservative MPs should support the Government if there is a vote, the PMS said yes. She added that as the Prime Minster had said earlier today no country which has contributed to the IMF has ever lost out and that it is a really important organisation in terms of helping countries as part of the global economy.

Asked if a vote would be a three-line whip, the PMS said we are not there yet.

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