Asked if the Prime Minister was happy that he had the 10p tax compensation package right, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) replied that the Chancellor had set out the plans to help those affected by the abolition of the 10p tax band, as well as other low and middle income tax payers, in his statement [...]
Asked what the Prime Minister had to say about Alex Salmond’s comments regarding Wendy Alexander’s resignation, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) said that any questions relating to Wendy Alexander and her departure should be directed towards the Labour Party. Asked when the Prime Minister next planned to go to Scotland, the PMS said that we would [...]
Asked if the Prime Minister would be speaking to anyone today about Zimbabwe, the PMS said that we were in close contact with both leaders in the region and our international partners. As journalists were aware, Lord Malloch-Brown was attending the African Union Summit in an observer capacity, but if there were any further comments [...]
Asked if there were any meetings planned ahead of the G8 Summit and what the Prime Minister’s top priorities were for the summit, the PMS said that the main issues for the G8 Summit were global economy, oil and food prices and global action on climate change. Leaders at the G8 would also want to [...]
Asked if the Prime Minister saw himself as a show court player, the PMS said that if journalists didn’t mind he would lob that one back over the net. Asked if the Prime Minister would attend the Wimbledon final if Andy Murray managed to get through, the PMS said that he was not going to get [...]
Asked for the Prime Minister’s reaction to Italy’s suggestion to start removing EU Ambassadors from Zimbabwe, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) said that we had seen the suggestion but that it was not something we were looking into at the moment; it was best to check with the Foreign Office for the official reaction. The PMS [...]
Asked if the Prime Minister intended to react to the result of the Henley by-election today, the PMS said that the Prime Minister was out and about in Manchester today at which there would be media present, so if he was asked about the by-election he would give an answer. However, there had not been [...]
Asked if the Prime Minister supported more video conferencing, the PMS said that the Prime Minister believed that the appropriate level of engagement should take place, dependent on the circumstances. Asked how much the Prime Minister used video conferencing, the PMS said that the Prime Minister used video conferencing where appropriate and probed the journalist’s line [...]
Cabinet Office Report on Public Services
Asked if there was anything in particular to highlight in the report on public services, the PMS said that we had yesterday drawn peoples’ attention to certain sections from the forward and the fact that next Monday saw the publication of Lord Darzi’s next stage review of the NHS, with particular focus on nurse-led practices [...]
Asked for the Prime Minister’s reaction to Tam Dalyell’s comments on Ministers, the PMS said that the Prime Minister’s focus today was on meeting with frontline service workers and meeting people involved in their communities, including those who tackled anti-social behaviour and those who increased participation in education. Asked how the Prime Minister was going [...]
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