Asked how things were going with the new leader in post, under the temporary regime, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) replied that Downing Street was operating in the normal way. Asked if there was a meeting in the Cabinet Room at 9am this morning, the PMS replied that he was not going to comment on the [...]
Put that the Government had made it clear that it would not be taking any action until the Pre-Budget Report (PBR), yet the Crosby Report was calling for action pretty much now, and asked if the Government was happy to wait a few more months, the PMS replied that the report tomorrow would be the [...]
Asked about the story in the Guardian today on the self regulation on drinks, the PMS replied that the Government had made clear that alcohol must be sold and marketed responsibly, and that new legislation would be introduced if necessary if existing voluntary standards were not met. original source.
Asked if the Prime Minister agreed with the characterisation of the Warwick Report, of a "cave-in" by the Government to the unions, the PMS replied that this was a slightly odd story in one of the papers this morning, defining it in that way, and previously defining it in a different way. Obviously this was [...]
Asked if the Prime Minister had spoken to other leaders on Karadzic’s arrest, or if it came up at Cabinet, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) replied that the Prime Minister was obviously kept informed on the matter. David Miliband was in Brussels today and had issued a statement. original source.
Asked if a fundamental change in mission in Iraq meant a fundamental change in troop numbers, the PMS replied that the Prime Minister dealt with this comprehensively in his statement to the House earlier today. On troop number he said that as we completed the four tasks that he identified in his statement, and as [...]
Asked about the Liberal Democrat complaint about the large number of Prime Ministerial WMSs that they claimed was a potential breech of the Ministerial Code with so many of them on the last day of term, the PMS replied that we did like to try and avoid that as far as we could, but we [...]
The Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) began by telling the assembled press that Cabinet had lasted for roughly an hour. The Cabinet mostly discussed the business of the Government over the summer, with Secretary’s of State from the main departments setting out their plans. They also had a discussion led by the Prime Minister on Iraq, [...]
Asked whether the Prime Minister would be saying anything on the arrest of Radovan Karadzic, the PMS replied that there was a statement from the Foreign Secretary setting out the Governments position. Asked if this would make Serbia’s entry into the EU more likely, the PMS said that as the Foreign Office had been making [...]
Asked for more information on the Prime Minister’s statement, the PMS advised people to wait until after the statement had been given. Put that Sir Jock Stirrup had said last week that there would be a change in tempo of operations and suggested that there would be a withdrawal of troops in 2009, the PMS [...]
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