10p Tax Rate
Put that Ed Balls had just said that there was a desire to show what could be done quickly in relation to the 10p tax rate, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) repeated what he had said at the morning press briefing; as and when the Treasury were in a position to say anything further on […]
Asked if the Prime Minister planned to take Frank Field’s advice, the PMS replied that the Prime Minister would not be distracted by these sorts of questions and was focusing on the important issues facing the country and the international community. For example, the Prime Minister had been focusing today on social care and the […]
Asked if the "Show Racism a red card" reception at No 10 had something to do with football and if any footballers were attending, the PMS replied that it was to do with football and that a number of footballers would be attending. Asked for the Prime Minister’s reaction to David Cameron’s comments about aid […]
Draft Legislative Programme
Asked if the Draft Legislative Programme would come in the form of a Written Statement to the House, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) told the assembled press that that was the anticipation. Asked what the highlights might be, the PMS replied that when Mr Brown became Prime Minister he made it clear that in future, […]
Frank Field Comments
Asked how the Prime Minister would respond to Frank Field’s comments, the PMS said that there was clearly a lot of this about at the moment. The Prime Minister’s general view on the subject was that he would not be distracted by this; what he was focussing on were the big issues that faced the […]
Asked if the Prime Minister would be voting on all three clauses of the Embryology Bill, the PMS said that on abortion specifically we did not know what the amendments would be and that would only be found out once the second reading had been moved later today. We would have to see what the […]
Put that the Prime Minister would meet the Dalai Lama at Lambeth Palace, the PMS confirmed that the Prime Minister would be meeting the Dalai Lama on Friday 23rd May and reflecting the fact that the Dalai Lama was a respected spiritual leader, the meeting would take place at Lambeth Palace. Put that it had […]
Put that the Prime Minister and President Medvedev had talked on the phone yesterday and had it been an opportunity to talk about tricky subjects such as the Litvinenko murder and British Councils, the PMS replied that it was a fairly short discussion that they had. Of course, we continued to raise these issues with […]
Asked if the Prime Minister was involved in any of the efforts at Government level on Burma, the PMS said that at the moment most of the discussion was taking place at the Foreign Secretary and Development Secretary level. The Prime Minister was taking a close interest in what was happening in Burma and as […]
Asked if there would be any announcement from the Treasury on 10p tax, the PMS replied that as and when the Treasury were in a position to say any more on the issue, they would do. Asked in what form the Government Efficiency review would come in, the PMS said that there would be a […]
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