The Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) began by following up a question from this morning’s lobby briefing on a story in the Guardian on renewable energy. The PMS said that there had been a statement on this yesterday from John Hutton, reiterating the commitment to hitting this ambitious target and that we had already taken active [...]
Andy Burnham Comments
Asked if the Prime Minister had a view on Andy Burnham’s comments about Shami Chakrabarti, the PMS said none that the Prime Minister had expressed. The Prime Minister was focussed today on European matters. Asked if she had seen the letter sent by Shami Chakrabarti, the PMS replied that she had not and was therefore [...]
Asked if there would be a communique released tonight, the PMS replied that the session would be continuing into tomorrow. The concluding Presidency press conference would also be tomorrow. There was a working dinner this evening and the first working session of the European Council on policy implications of food and oil prices was this [...]
Asked if the Prime Minister shared the view that Britain’s GM crops could be vital in staving off a catastrophe regarding world food shortages, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) replied that it had always been, and would continue to be, the Government’s position that GM crops could offer a range of benefits over the longer [...]
Bank of England/Economy
Asked if the Prime Minister had any words of welcome for the new Deputy Governor of the Bank of England, Charles Bean, the PMS said that the Treasury press notice had welcomed the appointment of Charles Bean on behalf of the Government and that this was an appointment which had been approved by the Prime [...]
Put that there was a report in the Guardian this morning suggesting that even if £100 million was spent on renewable energy we still wouldn’t hit the 15% target and asked if that was something that worried the Prime Minister, the PMS said that the report in the Guardian had been discussing the Gallagher report [...]
Put that the letter from the Prime Minister and President Sarkozy to Aung San Suu Kyi sounded like it was from a supreme leader and asked who drafted it, the PMS replied that it was a joint letter from the two leaders, setting out their support but also reiterating our concerns around Aung San Suu [...]
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