Press release

Press briefing: morning 24 March 2015

The Prime Minister's Official Spokesperson answered questions about Prince of Wales letters, the Alps plane crash and inflation.

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


Prince of Wales letters

When asked about the forthcoming Supreme Court ruling on the publication of letters from the Prince of Wales to government ministers, the Prime Minister’s Official Spokesperson (PMOS) said the government believed there was an important principle in the confidentiality of correspondence between ministers and the heir to the throne.

Alps plane crash

When asked about the crash of a Germanwings Airbus in the French Alps, the PMOS said the Prime Minister’s thoughts were with the families and friends of all of those who were on board the flight. The PMOS said the Foreign Office was working with the British Embassy in Paris to establish the situation and, if there was any assistance or role UK air accident investigators could play in response, the French and German authorities would have our full support.


When asked about the inflation rate of 0.0%, the PMOS said the Chancellor had set out the inflation remit in the Budget, adding that the judgement had been made by the government to set the remit at the right level for inflation consistent with macro-economic stability.

Published 24 March 2015