Downing Street Says...

Every day the Prime Minister's Spokesman meets a small coterie of political journalists known as 'the lobby' for a topical chat, or 'briefing'.

Downing Street Says... is an unofficial site that lets you read summaries of these briefings and add your own comments. Want to know more?

» Wednesday, November 26, 2014

European freedom of movement

When asked about freedom of movement and access to benefits, the Prime Minister?s Official Spokesperson (PMOS) said the Prime Minister has been making the case for the need for further reform for some time. He added that the Prime Minister will continue to talk to his EU counterparts throughout the period of discussion on this […]

Briefing took place at 19:20 | Read whole briefing | Comments (0)

» Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Intelligence and Security Committee report

When asked about the Intelligence and Security Committee report, the Prime Minister?s Official Spokesperson (PMOS) said the Prime Minister would give his statement later in the day. original source.

Briefing took place at 17:20 | Read whole briefing | Comments (0)

NHS

When asked about NHS funding, the PMOS said the government had allocated £700 million of additional funding in 2014 to 2015 in response to pressures during the winter period and added that the Prime Minister had a long standing commitment to frontline services in the NHS that was not going to change. original source.

Briefing took place at 12:20 | Read whole briefing | Comments (0)

EU

On the question of EU reform, the Prime Minister?s Official Spokesperson (PMOS) said the Prime Minister?s view had not changed. original source.

Briefing took place at 12:20 | Read whole briefing | Comments (0)

» Friday, November 21, 2014

EU

When asked about the EU, the PMOS said the Prime Minister was clear on the need for EU reform and part of this agenda would include ensuring greater competitiveness and flexibility. original source.

Briefing took place at 14:50 | Read whole briefing | Comments (0)

Net migration

When asked on the government?s objective to get net migration below 100,000 by the end of this Parliament, the PMOS said this continued to be the objective the government was working towards. original source.

Briefing took place at 14:50 | Read whole briefing | Comments (0)

Public finance figures

When asked about the latest Office for National Statistics, Public Finance Figures the Prime Minister?s Official Spokesman (PMOS) said the Prime Minister shared HM Treasury?s view. original source.

Briefing took place at 14:50 | Read whole briefing | Comments (0)

» Thursday, November 20, 2014

EU bonus cap

When asked about the legal challenge to the EU ?bonus cap?, the PMOS said the government shared the view of the Governor of the Bank of England with regard to the proposals put in place by the EU, and that the Treasury were now considering the Advocate General?s statement. original source.

Briefing took place at 20:50 | Read whole briefing | Comments (0)

Scotland

When asked about the Prime Minister?s pledge that Scotland should get more powers, the PMOS said the Prime Minister would maintain the pledges he made during the referendum campaign. original source.

Briefing took place at 20:50 | Read whole briefing | Comments (0)

Webcam hackers

When asked about Russian webcam hackers, the Prime Minister?s Official Spokesperson (PMOS) said the Information Commissioner was looking into this which was the right thing to be happening. original source.

Briefing took place at 20:50 | Read whole briefing | Comments (0)

» Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Historic child abuse

When asked about the Prime Minister?s view of historic child abuse allegations in the Telegraph today, the Prime Minister?s Official Spokesman (PMOS) said if people had evidence of serious wrongdoing they should speak to the police so that it could be thoroughly investigated. original source.

Briefing took place at 20:20 | Read whole briefing | Comments (0)

Food banks

When asked about the Prime Minister?s view on the Trussell Trust report into food banks, the PMOS said the Prime Minister welcomed and supported the work of the Trust in running food banks. On the question of food bank users and benefit claims, the PMOS said over 90% of claims were processed on time – […]

Briefing took place at 20:20 | Read whole briefing | Comments (0)

» Tuesday, November 18, 2014

COBR meeting

When asked about today?s COBR meeting on ISIL, the Prime Minister?s Official Spokesperson (PMOS) said officials had updated the Prime Minister on the latest situation and that the Prime Minister had reiterated his condemnation of Mr Kassig?s murder. original source.

Briefing took place at 19:20 | Read whole briefing | Comments (0)

GP surgeries

When asked about the Care Quality Commission?s (CQC) GP surgery data, the PMOS said this was very much part of the agenda the government had been taking forward in terms of ensuring that we had the highest possible standards in all parts of the NHS. The CQC had been reformed under this government precisely in […]

Briefing took place at 19:20 | Read whole briefing | Comments (0)

Search


November 2014
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
« Oct    
 12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930

Supported by

mySociety.org

Disruptive Proactivity

Recent Comments

Archives

Links

Syndicate (RSS/XML)

Credits

Enquiries

Contact Sam Smith.

This site is powered by WordPress. Theme by Jag Singh