Press release

Press briefing: morning 3 December 2013

The Prime Minister’s Spokesperson (PMS) answered questions on energy, toll roads, China and water bills.

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Asked about energy bills and whether the Prime Minister (PM) thought people should use electric blankets to keep warm, the PMS said the government’s job was to help hardworking families and the vulnerable. The government was taking action on energy bills. Asked whether green energy was no longer a government priority after measures taken to roll back green levies, the PMS said the announcement was carbon neutral.

Toll roads

Asked about the PM’s position on toll roads, the PMS said the PM had expressed his view on toll roads in a recent Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs).


Asked whether the PM was concerned that a Chinese newspaper had criticised the UK’s place in the world, the PMS said the PM had met with senior Chinese leaders and they had expressed the importance of the UK-China relationship.

Water bills

Asked to comment on water company plans to raise prices, the PMS said Ofwat would scrutinise the business plans companies had put forward. Asked whether the government supported the idea of a London super sewer, the PMS said the government believed it was an appropriate response to the future challenges of waste water in the capital.

Published 3 December 2013