Asked what the Prime Minister’s view was on the Police Federation voting to have the right to strike, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) told the assembled press that the Prime Minister thought it was a matter for the Police Federation, but ensuring public safety and national security were key priorities for the Government and that […]
Asked what the Prime Minister’s view was on the three-line whip on attendance this evening at the House and whether or not this made it a free vote, the PMS said it was a free vote and MP’s could vote as they wished. Asked if Cabinet had discussed the debates on the Embryology Bill given […]
Asked about today’s immigration figures, the PMS replied that on asylum, we had seen a fall in the number of asylum applications including dependents in the first quarter of this year, compared to the last quarter of 2007. On a calendar year basis, applications in 2007 were at their lowest level since 1993, while across […]
The Prime Minister’s Spokesman began by saying that the official Cabinet met for just under an hour and it included an update from Geoff Hoon on Parliamentary business. There was a discussion on Burma, which was led by Douglas Alexander and Lord Malloch-Brown, (who had just returned from Burma), as David Miliband was in the […]
Agency Workers Directive
Asked if an agreement had been reached regarding the AWD, the PMS said that there had been very constructive discussions between the TUC and the CBI, as well as the Government, on the AWD in recent days and weeks. The PMS went on to say that he was not currently in a position to confirm […]
Asked what was said about the economy during Cabinet, the PMS said that the discussion had been about what all Government departments could do to help deal with the economic situation in relation to issues such as higher oil and food prices. It was more about those subjects rather than a macro-economic discussion. Asked what […]
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