» Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Lord Drayson

The Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) began by telling the assembled press that Lord Drayson would be taking leave of absence from the Government to pursue an opportunity to compete in the US Le Mans motor racing series. It was an unforeseen opportunity that had arisen from his success in coming second in this year’s British […]

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Pakistan

Asked, in relation to the situation in Pakistan, if the Prime Minister had been making enquiries and taking a direct role or if the Foreign Secretary had mainly been dealing with it, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) said that the Prime Minister was obviously keeping a keen interest in the situation and had been in […]

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Counter-Terrorism

Asked if the Prime Minister had any view on how long terrorists should be held without charge, the PMS replied that the Prime Minister’s view was the Government’s view, which was set out very clearly in July. Based on the trends that had been emerging in terms of the time needed to collate all of […]

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Bank of England Governor

Asked if it was the Prime Minister’s intention to reappoint the Governor of the Bank of England, the PMS said that the Governor’s appointment expired in June of next year and that there would have to be a process in advance of that; this was not something that needed to be considered at this moment. […]

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Bank of England

Asked if the Prime Minister had regarded the Governor of the Bank of England’s recent comments as helpful, the PMS said that he had nothing to say on the matter except that as had been said repeatedly, the Prime Minister thought that the Governor of the Bank of England was doing a first rate job. […]

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56 Days

Asked if the Government was still hopeful that it would get the 56 days preferred option, the PMS said that 56 days was not the preferred option, the preferred option was to consult on an extension up to the maximum of 56 days. Asked if the Government would be quite happy with less, the PMS […]

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Inheritance Tax

Asked if there was any update on inheritance tax documents being released if an FOI request was made, the PMS said that it would have to be considered and there was no update. original source.

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Coronor’s Legislation

Put that the Government was dropping the Coroner’s Reform Legislation, the PMS said that it had been in the draft Queen’s speech legislation; obviously decisions had to be taken in relation to the number of bills that could be put into any Parliamentary timetable but for specifics it was best to speak to the Ministry […]

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Home Secretary

Asked of there was any reason why the Home Secretary had been downgraded to a follow-up role to the Secretary of State for Justice/Lord Chancellor, the PMS said that nobody had suggested that that was the case at all. original source.

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Jobs

Asked if the slogan "British jobs for British workers" would continue to be used by the Prime Minister, the PMS said that the Prime Minister thought, for the reasons that he had set out in his speech to the TUC in September, that there were 600,000 vacancies in this country; there were a number of […]

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