The Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) began by telling the assembled press that the main item discussed at Cabinet that morning was the Queen’s Speech. Asked about the contents of the speech, the PMS said that the draft of the Queen’s speech set out a large number of potential Bills on which there would then be [...]
Asked what steps were being taken by the Government to make sure figures for the number of immigrants were correct, after the Government got its figures wrong for the number of foreign workers in the UK, the PMS replied that it was clearly a matter for the relevant departments, the DWP in this case. Once [...]
Asked about the possibility of there being a bin tax, the PMS replied that the Government’s response had not changed since he was last asked about it on Thursday. It was a complex issue, there were lots of difficult issues that needed to be considered, it was important to strike the right balance. That was [...]
Asked to comment on what the Prime Minister would be talking to the King of Saudi Arabia about and would that include human rights violations, the PMS replied that he could not say anything in advance of the meeting. Obviously Saudi Arabia was a very important ally and one of Britain’s most important international partners. [...]
Asked if the Prime Minister welcomed the IOC’s decision to allow a British Olympic football team, the PMS replied that the Prime Minister had set out his views on such matters in the past and the position had not changed. The PMS added that he would have to check exactly what the position was, but [...]
The Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) began by referring journalists to a quote from the Prime Minister in reaction to FIFA’s decision regarding the Football World Cup, opening the way for European countries to bid for the tournament in the year 2018: "I am delighted that FIFA have opened the door for the World Cup to come [...]
Asked if the Prime Minister would be calling off his meeting with the King of Saudi Arabia, the PMS said that the Prime Minister’s meeting would go ahead as planned. As the PMS had said that morning, Saudi Arabia was one of the UK’s important international partners and the Government saw the visit as being [...]
Asked if it was a slightly unusual procedure for a statement to be released by the Labour Party under the name of the Immigration Minister, attacking David Cameron’s speech on immigration and did the Government share the views expressed by the Labour Party, the PMS replied that she would not get into the Labour Party [...]
Asked if the Prime Minister had had a chance to congratulate the Foreign Secretary yet, the PMS replied that the Prime Minister was aware of the Foreign Secretary’s good news and would be passing on his good wishes. original source.
The Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) began by informing Lobby that the Prime Minister had recorded a climate change message for the International Carbon Action Partnership, which was launching today in Portugal. The scheme involved several European countries, American States and other parties. The Prime Minister recorded the message as he was unable to attend. original source.
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