Speaker of the House
Asked if there were any comments from the Prime Minister’s Five News interview on the Speaker, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) replied that the Prime Minister was asked about the Speaker, and he said that he believed that Michael Martin has been and is a very good Speaker. Asked why the Prime Minister felt the need [...]
Asked if the casinos announcement would be made tomorrow, the PMS replied that people could expect the casinos announcement tomorrow. Asked if there would be a statement from the Culture Secretary, the PMS replied that he was not sure of the exact form that it would take, but would be a written or oral statement. Asked [...]
Put that reports had talked of a "heated" meeting with the Prime Minister this morning, the PMS replied that he did not recognise that description of the meeting – as we said this morning we thought it was a constructive meeting. Asked for the Government’s position on agency workers, the PMS replied that the Government’s position [...]
Asked if there would be anything on casinos this week, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) said we should wait and see. original source.
Asked if the drug strategy was regarding what was being done about cannabis, the PMS replied that the drug strategy was more about what the Government was doing in order to tackle the effects of drug use. Regarding cannabis reclassification, we were awaiting the conclusions from the Advisory Committee. original source.
Asked if the Government had made any representations to Lichtenstein, the PMS replied that the Treasury and HMRC had put out a statement following reports over the weekend and there was nothing to add to that. Asked if investigations would be carried out in other tax havens, the PMS replied that we were always keen to [...]
Asked if the Prime Minister thought that the time limit for abortion should be lowered and if it would be a voting issue, the PMS said that when the Prime Minister had been asked about this in the past, he had always made clear that we should be guided by the best medical advice. At [...]
Asked for the Prime Minister’s view on the death penalty, the PMS replied that the Prime Minister’s view on the death penalty, like the majority of MPs, was that he was not a supporter of the restoration of the death penalty. In recent decades restoration of the death penalty had been consistently voted down, with [...]
Speaker of the House of Commons
Asked if the Prime Minister shared the concerns of his Parliamentary colleagues regarding the witch-hunt against the Speaker, the PMS replied that he would not get into that subject. However, the Prime Minister had said a few words about the Speaker during his visit this morning. The gist of what was said was that the [...]
Trade Unions Meeting
Asked what happened at the Prime Minister’s meeting with trade unions this morning, the PMS replied that this meeting was intended to be private, but since it was now clearly in the public domain, we would comment on it. The Prime Minister met union representatives for about 45 minutes to discuss the issues around agency [...]
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