Press release

Press briefing: morning 16 January 2015

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

The Prime Minister's Official Spokesperson answered questions about a LGBT school, voter registration and tax cuts for North Sea oil.

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LGBT School

When asked about the PM’s view on the prospect of a LGBT school in the north west, the Prime Minister’s Official Spokesperson said (PMOS) said that the Department for Education had not received an application and that it was not clear at this stage what was being proposed.

Voter Registration

When asked about the PM’s view on voter registration, PMOS pointed to the government statement which said that through online registration, the government had made voter registration more straight forward.

Tax Cuts for North Sea Oil

When asked whether the PM was sympathetic to calls to cut corporation tax to help North Sea oil, PMOS pointed to the Chancellor’s interviews yesterday where he said the government understood the pressures being faced by the sector given recent changes in the oil price, and that the government had already taken action through a 2% tax cut for the sector which came into effect at the start of the year. PMOS also noted the Chancellor’s comments that other proposals were being considered ahead of the Budget.

When asked whether the government would look at proposals sooner than the Budget, PMOS said that fiscal decisions were set out at fiscal events.

Published 16 January 2015