Nick Clegg has rebutted the suggestion of 'mixed messages' from his Cabinet colleagues over the issue of regional pay, insisting that they are "entirely consistent".
"There isn't a question of any regional pay" he said, talking to Political Editor Adrian Masters this morning. Mr Clegg said that any changes to public sector pay, such as the "local facing market-based pay" being studied by pay review bodies, would be "done sensitively".
"Nothing's being imposed from above, and nothing's any different to how it was under Labour when they introduced local-facing pay in the courts service" he said.
Nick Clegg on regional pay:'nothing's being imposed from above..all that's happened is chancellor has asked indep. pay bodies to look at it'
Clegg on further powers for Welsh Govt: 'the drift of history is unambiguous: more autonomy, more freedom for Wales.'
Clegg refuses to agree rethink on energy devolution alone: imp to look at these things in the round; that's the role of Silk commission.
Nick Clegg's joining the Welsh Lib Dem campaign today. First stop Swansea which is where I am.
Nick Clegg, the leader of the Liberal Democrats and Deputy Prime Minister, is visiting Wales today to help with his party's local council election campaign in Wales.
The leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats, Kirsty Williams, will join him on the tour.