Put that the Prime Minister had said at his press conference yesterday that you might see some changes in food prices over the next few months and was there a particular reason why he thought food prices would come down, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) told the assembled press that he didn’t think there was […]
Inflation/Public and Private Sector Pay
Asked how concerned the Prime Minister was about a fairly sharp rise in inflation, seeing as this might fuel more inflationary wage demands, the PMS said people would have seen the remarks by the Chancellor on this earlier today. It was important that we maintained discipline in relation to wage demands in both the public […]
Asked if the Government was happy with the insolvency arrangements in this country, the PMS said that people would have seen the party political quote that John Hutton had put out. It was not for him to comment on proposals from the opposition but in general terms, the Government had already made changes to the […]
Put that the chairman of the US Federal Reserve had said that the economic crisis was intensifying and was that a view that the Prime Minister shared, the PMS said he had not seen the comments or the context of them, but the Chancellor had been speaking about the British economy and that would probably […]
The Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) began by giving a readout from this morning’s Cabinet. There was the usual update on parliamentary business from Geoff Hoon; there was a discussion led by Des Browne on the command paper on support for military personnel that was being published on Thursday; there was also a presentation from the […]
Asked if the jump in inflation was discussed at Cabinet, the PMS replied that this was mentioned by Alistair Darling. The overall message was that we were seeing global increases in inflation at the moment that was affecting all countries including the UK. Although inflation had risen this morning, it remained lower that for example […]
Youth Crime Action Plan
Asked what the Action Plan for Youth Crime was all about, the PMS replied that the Action Plan for Youth Crime broadened out some of the measures relating to youth crime beyond the knife measures that were primarily announced yesterday. Some of the main measures were those referred to in the Prime Minister in his […]
Put that the Prime Minister was seeing the President of Nigeria this week, and asked about the Prime Minister’s comments yesterday on offers of help and the need for urgency, the PMS replied that the Prime Minister said what he said and there was nothing to add to that ahead of the meeting. original source.
Asked to comment on the piece in the Times about businesses giving unions a bigger role in public sector contracts, the PMS replied that the issue in relation to this story was that what was being published this morning was a joint statement that had been agreed by the Government, the Trade Unions, but also […]
Asked if the Prime Minister had expressed a view to his Cabinet colleagues that holidaying at home was a good idea this year, the PMS replied that he had not heard the Prime Minister express that view. original source.
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