Asked for the Prime Minister’s view of the arrangements that were in place for Prince Harry in Afghanistan and did he think it was a shame that it had broken down and looked like he would have to come back, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) replied that in terms of the decisions that would be, [...]
Asked what the Prime Minister was going to do to stop Government departments spending money on millions of plastic bags, the PMS replied that the point here was about plastic bags being used in Government marketing campaigns for example and that the COI already had a procurement system in place that aimed to reduce carbon [...]
Asked if the Prime Minister had any thoughts on Sir Ian Blair’s comments regarding the Derek Conway case being referred to Scotland Yard, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) replied that that was not something we would comment on. original source.
Sir Philip Mawer
Asked what the Prime Minister thought of Sir Philip Mawer saying that he’ll stand up to him, the PMS said that the Prime Minister welcomed it. original source.
Asked if the Prime Minister supported the Foreign Secretary’s suggestion that the Olympics should be a politics-free zone, the PMS said that the Prime Minister had spoken at some length about the Olympics and the subject of human rights when he was in China several weeks ago. original source.
Asked if the Government had been taking a strong stand on the subject of plastic bags, the PMS referred the journalist back to the speech that the Prime Minister made on the environment. The Prime Minister had spoken during this speech on how we were working with supermarkets and others to reduce plastic bag usage. Asked [...]
Asked if increased aid to Kenya could be expected soon in sight of the developments, the PMS said that it was best to check with DfiD, but that it was a bit premature to get into those sorts of suggestions at this point. original source.
Asked if the British Government had anything to do with the Government of Jersey, the PMS replied that, as he understood it, we did not have responsibility for things like provision of childcare services. On the exact constitutional position of the relationship between Britain and Jersey, we would get back to the journalist. original source.
Asked whether the Government would accept that the GP’s pay contract had not gone well, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) told the assembled press that Alistair Henderson from NHS Employers had been commenting on the subject this morning. Since Gordon Brown became Prime Minister there had been a renewed push to try and get more [...]
Post Office Closures
Asked if Cabinet Ministers were free to campaign against Government policies such as post office closures, the PMS replied that the Cabinet had agreed that there was a need for the post office network to modernise. The Post Office was carrying out a series of local consultations about the services in their specific areas. As [...]
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