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 […]
Consultation on Alcohol Responsibility
Asked if the consultation was about binge drinking, the PMS said that it was a consultation reporting on the recently completed review of the alcohol industry’s social responsibility standards. original source.
Asked who would be running the Government when the Prime Minister was on holiday, the PMS replied that the Prime Minister would be in charge of the Government over the summer, as would normally be the case. Put that Alastair Darling would be in charge when the Prime Minister was away, the PMS said that […]
Written Ministerial Statements
Asked whether the Prime Minister would be publishing a written statement on the National Security Strategy today and whether the Prime Minister would be publishing a statement on the Intelligence and Security Committee report into the July 7th attacks, the PMS said that on the latter, people should not anticipate that today, not least because […]
Asked for more details on an announcement by BERR on nuclear sites, the PMS said that they were publishing their strategic site assessments for new nuclear power stations. This would be issued in the form of a Written Statement and was about the process to determine where new nuclear power stations would be sited safely […]
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