Press release

Press briefing: morning 28 June 2013

The Prime Minister's Spokesperson answered questions on DCLG, immigration, and energy demand.

DCLG

Asked if the Prime Minister was concerned about the current day-to-day management of the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) and whether it represented a lean government, the Prime Minister’s Spokesperson (PMS) said that it was essential that efficiencies continued to be made in delivering a first-class service for the taxpayer.

Immigration

Asked about the Prime Minister’s view on an amnesty for illegal immigrants, the PMS made clear that his view has not changed. The government is focused on attracting the brightest and the best applicants to the UK. He said a range of measures had been brought in to make sure immigration numbers remain under control.

Energy demand

Questioned on how the government planned to ensure there was enough electricity to supply UK households, the PMS made clear that the lights would not go out and the government was committed to making sure there was enough electricity available. Asked if the government rejected the idea of compensation being paid to companies if power had to be reduced, the PMS reiterated that electricity would not be rationalised and businesses were not going to be forced to switch off power.

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