» Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Extended Schools

Asked if Beverley Hughes's announcement of extended schools hours conflicted with Archbishop Rowan Williams's comments yesterday saying children were working too hard, the Prime Minister's Official Spokesman (PMOS) said the whole point of opening schools for extended hours was so children started the day with proper breakfast. In addition, they also got the chance, if their parents could not help them, to get help with their homework. The PMOS emphasised it was about reducing pressure on children not increasing pressure.

Briefing took place at 9:00 | Read whole briefing | Comment (1)

NHS Computers

Asked if the Prime Minister was concerned there had been 110 computer problems on the NHS system, the PMOS pointed to Patricia Hewitt's comments this morning where she had underlined that in many areas computers were delivering real benefits in the NHS. Moreover, many companies in private industry and the retail sector had also had problems in particular areas. In terms of the NHS, the important point was that we were dealing with them.

Briefing took place at 9:00 | Read whole briefing | Comments (0)

Police Inquiry

Asked if there had been any contact from the Metropolitan Police yet, the PMOS said that there was no change to the position.

Briefing took place at 9:00 | Read whole briefing | Comments (0)

Prime Minister’s Monthly Press Conference

Asked if there would be a press conference this week, the PMOS said there would not be one. Asked if the PMOS expected to travel to Manchester next week, the PMOS reminded journalists that he was a civil servant and would not be attending the Labour party conference.

Briefing took place at 9:00 | Read whole briefing | Comments (0)

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