» Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Scotland

Asked about Wendy Alexander’s comments about a referendum for Scottish independence, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) told the assembled press that the Prime Minister spoke to his Labour Party and Governmental colleagues on a regular basis. In general, the Prime Minister’s position on the subject was that there was a debate taking place in the […]

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Cabinet

Asked if there was a sense of urgency in Cabinet this morning regarding the 10p income tax threshold, the PMS replied that he would check his notes but he didn’t really recall the issue of 10p income tax coming up much in the part of the Cabinet that he attended, which was the official Cabinet. […]

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Charles Clarke

Asked what the Prime Minister thought about Charles Clarke’s comments that what was needed was a mini-Budget, the PMS said that the Prime Minister thought that all these matters were for the Chancellor to consider. In relation to 10p, the Chancellor had set out the position of the Government in his letter to the treasury […]

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Burma

Asked what efforts were being made by the Government to persuade Burma to open its borders to allow aid into the country, the PMS said that we did welcome Burma’s call for international assistance and hoped that the authorities in the country would allow access to aid workers to help coordinate the massive response that […]

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Cabinet

The Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) began by telling the assembled press that the official Cabinet had met for about an hour this morning. There was a further discussion on the draft legislative programme and there was also a report from Jacqui Smith on the position relating to Cannabis. This was followed by a Political Cabinet. […]

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Scotland

Asked repeatedly whether the Prime Minister supported Wendy Alexander’s call for a referendum on Scottish independence, the PMS said that the Prime Minister’s position on the matter was that clearly there was a debate taking place in the Scottish Parliament on the timing of any potential referendum on Scottish independence. The Prime Minister had always […]

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Income Tax

Asked to clarify the Government’s position on the issue of the abolition of the 10p income tax threshold, the PMS said that the Government’s position was set clearly in the letter that Alastair Darling sent to the Select Committee on the 23rd April. The letter had stated that the Government would be doing further work […]

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Burma

Asked what the Prime Minister’s thoughts were on the situation in Burma, the PMS said that the Government was concerned about the situation in Burma and for those that were vulnerable and in need of food and shelter. We were monitoring the situation very closely and stood ready to respond to requests for assistance. original […]

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Driving

Asked if Ruth Kelly’s announcement would bring any changes to the law, the PMS advised people to wait for her statement tomorrow. original source.

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Cannabis

Asked if the Prime Minister’s view had changed on Cannabis, the PMS replied that the Government’s position on the re-classification of Cannabis would be set out clearly tomorrow. original source.

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