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?

» Friday, March 27, 2015

Speaker vote

When asked about the vote in Parliament on the selection of the Speaker of the House, the PMOS said the vote came following proposals to implement recommendations made by the House Procedure Committee, which would have brought in a consistent approach to appointments to the Speaker and Deputy Speaker roles. original source.

Briefing took place at 15:50 | Read whole briefing | Comments (0)

Iran

The Prime Minister?s Official Spokesperson (PMOS) said the Prime Minister (PM) spoke to President Rouhani of Iran this afternoon. Read out of the call with President Rouhani of Iran original source.

Briefing took place at 15:50 | Read whole briefing | Comments (0)

» Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Inflation

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. original source.

Briefing took place at 10:20 | Read whole briefing | Comments (0)

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. original source.

Briefing took place at 10:20 | Read whole briefing | Comments (0)

» Monday, March 23, 2015

Barbados

When asked about the Prime Minister of Barbados?s reported intention to move his country towards a Republic, the Prime Minister?s Official Spokesperson (PMOS) said the decision was for the people and government of Barbados, consistent with the principle of self-determination. original source.

Briefing took place at 18:20 | Read whole briefing | Comments (0)

» Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Budget 2015

When asked about the Budget the Prime Minister?s Official Spokesperson (PMOS) said people would see a very strong package of measures. original source.

Briefing took place at 18:20 | Read whole briefing | Comments (0)

Grant Shapps

When asked whether the Prime Minister agreed with claims by the Opposition that Grant Shapps had broken the Ministerial Code, the PMOS said that he did not accept the premise that the Code had been breached in the first place. original source.

Briefing took place at 11:50 | Read whole briefing | Comments (0)

Online debates

When asked about whether the Prime Minister intended to participate in an online debate the PMOS confirmed that it was under consideration. original source.

Briefing took place at 11:50 | Read whole briefing | Comments (0)

Exit check at ports

When asked about advice to leave early if travelling via ports this summer, the Prime Minister?s Official Spokesman (PMOS) said that it was right that exit checks were being implemented and that holidaymakers should check with their travel operators for latest travel advice. original source.

Briefing took place at 11:50 | Read whole briefing | Comments (0)

» Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Immigration

When asked about immigration the PMOS said the Prime Minister?s position was widely known, in that net migration to the UK was too high; adding that the Prime Minister wanted to see net migration come down. original source.

Briefing took place at 18:20 | Read whole briefing | Comments (0)

Economy

When asked about the government?s fiscal decisions over the course of the Parliament, the Prime Minister?s Official Spokesperson (PMOS) said that in dealing with the deficit the government had made difficult decisions, but in a way which clearly demonstrated its priorities, like the protection of the NHS budget for example. original source.

Briefing took place at 18:20 | Read whole briefing | Comments (0)

» Monday, March 16, 2015

Grant Shapps

When asked about Grant Shapps and second jobs, confusion over the dates of employment the PMOS said that where a mistake has been made it should be explained, and went on to note that everything had been set out, as required, in the Register of Members? Interests. original source.

Briefing took place at 17:50 | Read whole briefing | Comments (0)

Muslim Brotherhood

When asked about the expected report into the Muslim Brotherhood, the Prime Minister?s Official Spokesman (PMOS) said that the government has just updated the House with a Written Ministerial Statement confirming that it will be published alongside the government?s Counter-Extremism Strategy as soon as possible. original source.

Briefing took place at 17:50 | Read whole briefing | Comments (0)

» Friday, March 6, 2015

Civil Service Election Preparations

When asked about the Cabinet Secretary?s letter to SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon relating to Civil Service election preparations, the PMOS said the Prime Minister?s views were set out in the letter. Namely, that it was the long standing position of the Civil Service that discussions were held with the principal UK opposition parties in the […]

Briefing took place at 9:50 | Read whole briefing | Comments (0)

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