Press release

Press Briefing afternoon 30 April 2014

The Prime Minister’s Spokesperson (PMS) answered questions on Royal Mail, Prime Minister's Questions (PMQs) and HS2.

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


Royal Mail

Asked about the involvement of Lazard in advising the government on the privatisation of Royal Mail, the PMS said that the issue had been covered in the National Audit Office report and that the usual procedures and regulatory processes had been followed.


Asked about the Prime Minister’s reaction to an intervention by the Speaker during an answer given at PMQs, the PMS said that all members of the House would follow the Speaker’s guidance and that the Prime Minister’s focus was on the economy.


Asked about the Prime Minister not voting at the HS2 vote, PMS said that the Prime Minister had expressed his strong support for HS2 on many occasions and that his schedule would be set out on a daily basis.

Published 30 April 2014