Asked whether the Government would consider changing the four laws that the Governor of the Bank of England had said had prevented him from doing his job, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman told the assembled press that the Chancellor would be making a statement on the matter to the Houses of Parliament when they reconvened. Asked […]
Asked about a new British motto, the PMS said it would be an interesting debate to have, but the proposal that the Government set out at the time of the constitutional reform package in July was more to do with a statement of values, which would then feed into any possible British Bill of Rights. […]
Asked for an update on the comments made by the Prime Minister yesterday, the PMS said he had dealt with the issue pretty comprehensively, but added the Prime Minister’s position was clear. The Prime Minister did not intend to attend the EU-Africa summit. What the Government was doing, was setting out a number of positive […]
Asked if the Home Office was cooperating with the American investigation into BAE Systems and what exactly was it doing in respect to the specific requests it had had, the PMS replied that the Home Office had made it’s position clear, that it was cooperating and it was a complex matter. There were a number […]
Age of Retirement
Asked why the Government wanted nurses to retire at 60 years of age, when the aim was to raise the retirement age to 68 eventually, the PMS said that there were two separate issues here: the age when people receive the state pension, and when public sector and private sector employees retire. The PMS said […]
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