» Monday, January 29, 2007

Police Inquiry/No10 computers

Asked by the BBC's Political Editor about the Sunday Telegraph story and the ITV denial from No10 and what was it Downing Street was denying, the PMOS said that the journalist had to put to him what it was that he wanted the PMOS to deny.

Briefing took place at 9:00 | Read whole briefing | Comments (2)

Prisons/Home Office split

Asked if the Prime Minister accepted the Government miscalculated prison places as set out in the 2003 Act, the PMOS said that the Government had built nearly 20,000 extra places. HM Prison Kennett opened in Merseyside today, which could hold up to 350 prisoners. In terms of the 2003 Act, that was also about reducing the length of some sentences, as well as increasing others. It was getting the balance right that was important. Nobody was pretending that it was not tough, as it was. That was precisely why we had asked for another 8000 places.

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

» Friday, January 26, 2007

Davos

Asked about the World Economic Forum, the Prime Minister's Official Spokesman (PMOS) asked journalists to take a step back, and think to where we were at the start of our G8 Presidency in the run up to Gleneagles. Whenever we said that Africa, climate change and trade were going to be the three main themes of our G8 Presidency, it was seen as being slightly quixotic, those were not the issues which were at the top of the agenda at that stage. Our G8 Presidency and EU Presidency helped put them there at the top, and the fact was that if you now looked at Davos today the three same issues were at the top of the agenda.

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

Davos

Asked about the World Economic Forum, the Prime Minister's Official Spokesman (PMOS) asked journalists to take a step back, and think to where we were at the start of our G8 Presidency in the run up to Gleneagles. Whenever we said that Africa, climate change and trade were going to be the three main themes of our G8 Presidency, it was seen as being slightly quixotic, those were not the issues which were at the top of the agenda at that stage. Our G8 Presidency and EU Presidency helped put them there at the top, and the fact was that if you now looked at Davos today the three same issues were at the top of the agenda.

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

Davos

Asked about the World Economic Forum, the Prime Minister's Official Spokesman (PMOS) asked journalists to take a step back, and think to where we were at the start of our G8 Presidency in the run up to Gleneagles. Whenever we said that Africa, climate change and trade were going to be the three main themes of our G8 Presidency, it was seen as being slightly quixotic, those were not the issues which were at the top of the agenda at that stage. Our G8 Presidency and EU Presidency helped put them there at the top, and the fact was that if you now looked at Davos today the three same issues were at the top of the agenda.

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

Davos

Asked about the World Economic Forum, the Prime Minister's Official Spokesman (PMOS) asked journalists to take a step back, and think to where we were at the start of our G8 Presidency in the run up to Gleneagles. Whenever we said that Africa, climate change and trade were going to be the three main themes of our G8 Presidency, it was seen as being slightly quixotic, those were not the issues which were at the top of the agenda at that stage. Our G8 Presidency and EU Presidency helped put them there at the top, and the fact was that if you now looked at Davos today the three same issues were at the top of the agenda.

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

Davos

Asked about the World Economic Forum, the Prime Minister's Official Spokesman (PMOS) asked journalists to take a step back, and think to where we were at the start of our G8 Presidency in the run up to Gleneagles. Whenever we said that Africa, climate change and trade were going to be the three main themes of our G8 Presidency, it was seen as being slightly quixotic, those were not the issues which were at the top of the agenda at that stage. Our G8 Presidency and EU Presidency helped put them there at the top, and the fact was that if you now looked at Davos today the three same issues were at the top of the agenda.

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

Home Office

Asked if the Prime Minister thought it was right for judges to interpret letters regarding sentencing from the Home Secretary and the Lord Chancellor, the PMOS said the Lord Chief Justice had said the note put out by the Home Office to the judiciary was simply a reminder. Each judge sat in their own court made their own decisions about sentences.

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

Home Office

Asked if the Prime Minister thought it was right for judges to interpret letters regarding sentencing from the Home Secretary and the Lord Chancellor, the PMOS said the Lord Chief Justice had said the note put out by the Home Office to the judiciary was simply a reminder. Each judge sat in their own court made their own decisions about sentences.

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

Home Office

Asked if the Prime Minister thought it was right for judges to interpret letters regarding sentencing from the Home Secretary and the Lord Chancellor, the PMOS said the Lord Chief Justice had said the note put out by the Home Office to the judiciary was simply a reminder. Each judge sat in their own court made their own decisions about sentences.

Briefing took place at 9:00 | Read whole briefing | Comments Off on Home Office

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