Press release

Press briefing: afternoon 24 November 2014

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

The Prime Minister's Official Spokesperson answered questions on EU, Russia and the NHS.

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EU

On the question of EU reform, the Prime Minister’s Official Spokesperson (PMOS) said the Prime Minister’s view had not changed.

Russia

When asked about ongoing cooperation with Russia on international issues, the PMOS said the Prime Minister would continue to seek to have a constructive relationship with Russia and be clear and upfront on areas of disagreement, as he had at the G20 in Brisbane. He added in areas where we could work together, such as the E3+3 negotiations with Iran, we would continue to do that.

NHS

When asked about NHS funding, the PMOS said the government had allocated £700 million of additional funding in 2014 to 2015 in response to pressures during the winter period and added that the Prime Minister had a long standing commitment to frontline services in the NHS that was not going to change.

Published 25 November 2014