Troops in Afghanistan
Asked if Des Browne’s announcement on troops in Afghanistan would be in the form of a Ministerial Written Statement, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) said to check with the MoD. Asked if it was a routine announcement, the PMS said yes; it was a roulement of troops in Afghanistan. Asked if the announcement included information […]
Asked to characterise relations with Russia, the PMS said that we had an extensive and important relationship with Russia and, as the PMS in Japan had said yesterday, we would raise issues of concern with them where necessary. Asked about the allegations regarding Alexander Litvinenko on yesterday’s Newsnight programme, the PMS said that our position […]
Asked if there was a danger that organisations like the British Chamber of Commerce were talking us into a recession, the PMS said that the Prime Minister had been asked this question in Japan in the last half an hour. The Prime Minister made the point that this was a global problem, as the discussion […]
Asked if all members of the Cabinet would vote on the third reading of the Embryology Bill, the PMS said to check with the Whips Office. Asked if the Prime Minister would vote in the free vote, the PMS said he would come back to the journalist. original source.
G8 Summit, Japan
Asked if business in Japan had finished for today, the PMS said that they had concluded discussions on the world economy, development and the environment. Political issues would be discussed over dinner. Asked if there would be any statements, the PMS said that there were communiques on both the world economy and on the environment […]
Asked about Vernon Coaker’s meeting with the police, the PMS said the journalist should speak to the Home Office. Asked if the Prime Minister agreed with the Public Accounts Committee’s ideas about decommissioning UK power stations, the PMS said that it was best to speak to BERR. original source.
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