When asked about the upcoming discussion between the Prime Minister and Presidents Obama, Hollande, and Tusk and Chancellor Merkel, and Prime Minister Renzi, the Prime Minister?s Official Spokesperson (PMOS) said that the focus would be on Ukraine, with discussions on ensuring the implementation of the Minsk agreements and how the international community could support President […]
When asked about the government?s position regarding the purchase of North Sea Oil assets, the PMOS said that there was a specific legal procedure and the government had made clear its view. original source.
When asked about the conduct of MPs in the House, the PMOS said that there were long-standing rules about parliamentary language and that the Speaker monitored this. original source.
When asked about defence spending, the Prime Minister?s Official Spokesman (PMOS) reiterated that the UK does meet the 2% target. He highlighted the 10-year investment of over £150 billion for defence equipment, and when asked about spending from 2016 he added that it would be for a future spending review to set budgets for 2016-17 […]
MPs? outside interests
When asked about MPs? outside interests, the Prime Minister?s Official Spokesman (PMOS) reiterated the Prime Minister?s comments that he did not view a Chamber full of professional politicians with no outside experience as a good thing. He said the Prime Minister had also said that there needed to be proper rules around transparency and disclosure. […]
When asked about alleged wrongdoing by HSBC, the Prime Minister?s Official Spokesman (PMOS) said it was important to make the distinction between alleged activities of clients and alleged activities by HSBC and its employees. He said that the government had toughened up penalties, introducing a penalty of 200% of the sum that had been the […]
When asked about the Prime Minister?s reaction to the announcement from Minsk of a ceasefire, the Prime Minister?s Official Spokesperson (PMOS) said that the UK wanted to see an end to the conflict, and that there would be an opportunity for the Prime Minister to discuss the situation with President Poroshenko and the French and […]
When asked about European traffic regulations, the PMOS said it was right that the authorities in the UK could make a prosecution – should they choose to do so – where a motorist from an EU country committed an offence in the UK. He said that a principle of reciprocity applied, and that individual countries […]
When asked about the imposition of sanctions on Russian individuals, the Prime Minister?s Official Spokesman (PMOS) said that names of those subject to sanctions would be published in the official journal when the measure came into force. He said that there would be an opportunity on Wednesday for Russia, during Normandy format discussions in Minsk, […]
Tax Cuts for North Sea Oil
When asked whether the PM was sympathetic to calls to cut corporation tax to help North Sea oil, PMOS pointed to the Chancellor?s interviews yesterday where he said the government understood the pressures being faced by the sector given recent changes in the oil price, and that the government had already taken action through a […]
When asked about the PM?s view on the prospect of a LGBT school in the north west, the Prime Minister?s Official Spokesperson said (PMOS) said that the Department for Education had not received an application and that it was not clear at this stage what was being proposed. original source.
When asked whether the PM agreed with the MI5 Director-General that more powers are needed for agencies to access communications data, PMOS said that the PM?s view was that it was vital the government did all it could to support the police and agencies to tackle the increased threat from terrorism and to make sure […]
When asked about the PM?s reaction to Circle pulling out of Hinchingbrooke hospital, the Prime Minister?s Official Spokesperson (PMOS) said the PM was disappointed but the priority and focus now was that patient care was not affected while the Trust Development Authority (TDA) transferred the running of the trust. original source.
When asked about the terrorist attack in Paris, the PMOS said the Home Secretary had this morning chaired a COBRA meeting to discuss heightened UK protective security arrangements. The UK threat level on the advice of the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre (JTAC) remained at severe, the PMOS added. The PMOS said border security had been […]
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