Asked how many houses the Government would be able to buy with the funding announced today, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) told the assembled press that it would be best for people to check with DCLG. original source.
Asked how much money the Government would match in the savings scheme, the PMS said that we had piloted a number of different schemes, but the specific detail on the matter was something that the Treasury would announce as the schemes were unveiled. Asked if it would be pound for pound, the PMS reiterated that […]
Asked what the main issues would be at the Prime Minister’s meeting with the Ukrainian President, the PMS said that there would be issues around NATO membership for Ukraine. No doubt they would want to discuss regional issues such as Ukraine’s relationship with the EU, any bilateral trade issues or other wider bilateral issues. original […]
EU Lisbon Treaty Referendum
Put that Jonathan Sumption QC had been hired to represent the Government in the Lisbon Treaty referendum case and was there any response to accusations that the case was a waste of taxpayers money, the PMS said that people should speak to the Foreign Office, who were responsible for hiring individual barristers. The general position […]
Asked to comment on Mervyn King’s prediction that there would be two quarters of negative growth this year, the PMS said that the Treasury had set out their forecast for the economy in the Budget and there would be an update in the PBR. original source.
Asked if the Prime Minister was concerned about the Bank of England’s inflation predictions this morning, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) replied that, as the Prime Minister and the Chancellor had been saying, increases in prices was a phenomenon that was happening around the world; oil price had gone up to $125 a barrel in […]
Asked if the Prime Minister regarded yesterday’s announcement on tax return as an equivalent to the American tax rebate to help the country through hard times, the PMS replied that the Chancellor had addressed this point in his statement yesterday when he said that as well as providing compensation to those affected by the removal […]
Draft Legislative Programme
Asked if there would be any accompanying documents with the Prime Minister’s Draft Legislative Programme Statement, the PMS said that there would be a statement and a Green Paper. Asked if there would be a separate Written Ministerial Statement on the housing market, the PMS said that the Department for Communities and Local Government were […]
Asked if it was correct that the overhaul of Ministerial severance pay had been postponed, the PMS said that there had been a story in the Telegraph this morning suggesting that the Prime Minister would not take the Prime Ministerial salary but that that was not the case and there had been no change in […]
Asked if there would be a briefing from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) today, the PMS replied that he was not in a position to confirm anything and that it was best to speak to the MoD. Asked if the Prime Minister had any regional visits planned for this week, the PMS said he currently […]
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