» Thursday, July 17, 2008

Lisbon Treaty

Asked why journalists hadn’t been informed yesterday about the ratification of the Lisbon Treaty, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) said that once the ratification had happened the Foreign Office had made an announcement and that, from his understanding, the precedence was that in the past there hadn’t been any formal Written Ministerial Statements, as there […]

Briefing took place at 16:45 | Read whole briefing | Comment (1)

Information Commissioner

Asked if the Prime Minister had vetoed an increase in the salary of the Information Commissioner, the PMS said that the Ministry of Justice had issued a Written Ministerial Statement today, which said that there would be a consultation on the powers of the Information Commissioner; any issues relating to his salary should be considered […]

Briefing took place at 16:45 | Read whole briefing | Comment (1)


Asked why the Prime Minister was going to appear on the BBC programme "The One Show" and if it was live, the PMS said that it was live, that the Prime Minister had been invited on and that it had been in the diary for a while. The main discussion would be on knife crime. […]

Briefing took place at 16:45 | Read whole briefing | Comments (0)


Asked what the knife crime elements of the Home Secretary’s statement would be, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) replied that we had been speaking quite a lot about knife crime in the recent days, and the purpose of the policing Green Paper today focused much more on for example reducing police bureaucracy and getting more […]

Briefing took place at 11:00 | Read whole briefing | Comments (0)

Information Commissioner

Put that the Justice Secretary had put down an order for the pay of the Information Commissioner to go up to £140k from £100k, and asked why he was worthy of a 40% pay-rise, the PMS replied that his understanding of the situation was that there was some specific issues relating to the role of […]

Briefing took place at 11:00 | Read whole briefing | Comments (0)

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