» Thursday, March 6, 2008

Mehdi Kazemi

Asked if the Prime Minister had a view on Mehdi Kazemi, an Iranian threatened with deportation back to Iran, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) told the assembled press that the Government’s general position was that it was committed to providing protection for those individuals found to be genuinely in need in accordance with the Government’s […]

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Asked about the Private Members Bill on private equity tomorrow and how the Government would be voting, the PMS said he did not know but would check. Asked if James Purnell would be meeting any Presidential candidates while in the United States, the PMS said none that he was aware of. original source.

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GP Contracts

The Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) began the briefing by giving a response from the Prime Minister to the ballot of GPs on extending opening hours, the results of which had been announced this morning with 92% of GPs supporting the Government’s proposal to extend opening hours. Prime Minister’s Quote: "I welcome this commitment from GPs […]

Briefing took place at 11:00 | Read whole briefing | Comments (0)

ID Cards

Asked to respond to the charge that the Government was introducing ID cards by stealth, the PMS replied that we were continuing to take a voluntary approach for the vast majority of people, as Jacqui Smith was saying on the radio this morning. For the rationale, it was best to refer to Jacqui Smith’s speech. […]

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Embryo Research

Asked what position the Prime Minister was taking on which way Cabinet Ministers should vote on embryo research, the PMS replied that this was clearly Government business that had already been through the Lords, but it had not started its passage through the Commons yet, and that was still some time away. So we were […]

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