Asked for a sense of what was being discussed at the meeting with oil industry representatives, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) replied that the meeting was with the board of Oil & Gas UK which was the main representative body for the oil and gas sector in the UK, so it would cover most of [...]
Asked if there would be an announcement today on cluster bombs, the PMS replied that as people knew there were negotiations ongoing in Dublin at the moment, and at this point we had nothing further to add to what we said on this last week. But it was best to wait and see how things [...]
Asked what the Prime Minister was planning to talk to Stephen Harper about, the PMS replied that they would be discussing Afghanistan obviously where the Canadians were involved, oil prices and food prices would come up, as would the more general global economic situation. original source.
Asked if the Government would be making any announcements on the current knife crime epidemic, the PMS replied that Jacqui Smith gave a speech last week where she set out quite comprehensively what the Government was doing on knife crime. We would soon be launching a new national million pound campaign to challenge the fear, [...]
Asked for the Prime Minister’s position on 42 days, the PMS replied that the Prime Minister remained strongly of the view that there was a need to extend the period of pre-charge detention beyond the current 28 days to 42 days, which was the Government’s proposal. We had set out a number of safeguards that [...]
Asked if the Prime Minister had any objection to the closure of four post offices in his constituency, the PMS replied that the Prime Minister’s view on post offices had been set out in Prime Minister’s Questions, and at other times in recent days and weeks. There was clearly a process of restructuring taking place [...]
Asked if we had had the Baker Review on MPs’ pay, the PMS replied that we had not had the Baker Review yet. Asked if there was any way that the Prime Minister would countenance some sort of "catch-up" pay award for MPs, the PMS replied that we had not seen any proposal from the Speaker’s [...]
Prime Minister of Qatar
Asked whether the Prime Minister had any other official engagements tomorrow other than meeting with the Dalai Lama, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) told the assembled press that the Prime Minister would be meeting with the Prime Minister of Qatar. Qatar was a very important supplier of gas to the UK, so the Prime Minister [...]
Asked for more details concerning the Prime Minister’s meeting with the Dalai Lama, the PMS replied that the Prime Minister would be meeting the Dalai Lama in his capacity as a spiritual leader tomorrow at Lambeth Palace. They would be discussing a wide range of issues, including the situation in Tibet among other things. [...]
Asked if the Prime Minister could do anything to alleviate the affect of rising oil prices on British consumers, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) said that the Prime Minister had spoken about oil prices during his speech at the Google Zeitgeist Conference on Monday. He said that this was something that he was concerned [...]
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