» Thursday, September 20, 2007

Football

Asked if the Prime Minister believed that Jose Mourinho’s talents could be used to help Raith Rovers, the PMS replied that Raith Rovers were currently top of their division in Scottish football under the management of John McGlynn. The PMS went on to say that the Prime Minister was a football fan and somebody who […]

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» Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Gambling Commission Report

Asked for a reaction to the Gambling Commission’s findings that seemed to show an increase in the number of problem addictions and an increase in new forms of gambling, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) replied that DCMS had given the Government’s reaction to this early today. Whilst the report showed that problem gambling only affected […]

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Population Statistics

Asked for a reaction to the Chief Constable of Cambridgeshire saying that the population statistics were extremely unreliable, the PMS replied that the Home Office had been responding to this, there was a statement from Liam Byrne. Specifically in relation to the issue of flexibility of police funding to changes in population, one of the […]

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Iraq

Asked about the report in the Financial Times that the Prime Minister would make a statement on Iraq troop levels in 3 weeks time, the PMS replied that it was well known that the Prime Minister would give a statement to the House when the House returned in early October. Asked if he recognised the […]

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Zimbabwe

Put that the Prime Minister would be coming up with an alternative to the African solution on Zimbabwe, and had there been any movement on this, the PMS replied that this was something that was kept under review. The situation in Zimbabwe was very serious. Life expectancy was down to 36, unemployment was at 80%, […]

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Russia

Asked if there was any reaction to Russia suspending the EU Conventional Forces Treaty, the PMS replied that he had no specific reaction at this point.

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Platini Letter

Asked about a letter that Michel Platini had written to all heads of government regarding, among other issues, letting governing bodies in football control the number of foreign players, and did the Prime Minister had a view on this, the PMS replied that he was not sure that the Prime Minister had had a chance […]

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» Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Cabinet

The Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) stated that the main items discussed were as follows; there was an update from the Chancellor on the situation regarding Northern Rock; an update from Hilary Benn regarding Foot and Mouth and an update from Des Browne on the situation in Iraq and a presentation from Lord Darzi on the […]

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Citizen’s Juries

The PMS stated that the Citizens’ Jury event on health in the afternoon was in Birmingham. The PM, Alan Johnson and Lord Darzi were leading the biggest engagement in NHS history to discuss its future. There were nine simultaneous Citizens’ Juries with regional Ministers at each venue linked by video, and involved more than one […]

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Northern Rock

The PMS stated that the Bank of England had this morning announced measures to inject an extra £4.4 billion of liquidity into the market. Financial authorities had continued to monitor the situation and remained in contact with Northern Rock. The Tri-Partite Committee of the Treasury, the Bank of England and the Financial Services Authority (FSA) […]

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