» Monday, August 18, 2008

Misc

Asked if Ivan Lewis would be switched to the Treasury in an autumn reshuffle, the PMS replied that as people knew he would not comment on reshuffles. Asked if Ivan Lewis still had the full support of the Prime Minister in his role as Health Minister, the PMS replied that Ivan Lewis was doing an […]

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» Monday, August 11, 2008

Georgia

Asked if there were any words from the Prime Minister on the situation in Georgia, the PMS said that there might be words later in the day. The Prime Minister had held discussions over the weekend with President Sarkozy and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. The Foreign Secretary had held discussions with Condoleezza Rice, Bernard […]

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Olympics

Put that it had been an excellent start for the British team, the PMS agreed and congratulated those members of the team who had been successful so far. Asked whether the team would be on target for 14 gold medals, the PMS advised people to wait and see. original source.

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Stamp Duty

Asked what the Government’s response was to stories suggesting that there had been tension between No10 and No11 over stamp duty, the PMS said that he would not get into un-sourced stories and speculation. Downing Street and the Treasury of course worked very closely together. Asked how he would respond to stories that No10 placed […]

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Fuel Bills

Asked about fuel bills and whether any measures brought in by the Government would be part of one package, the PMS said that announcements of that sort would be made in the Pre-Budget Report. No decisions on new measures had been taken and the Government was continuing to consider the best ways of meeting the […]

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Misc

Asked if the Prime Minister was still on holiday, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) told the assembled press that he was. Asked if the Government was saying anything on the Thai Prime Minister seeking asylum in the UK, the PMS replied that he did not think we would comment on an individual case. Asked which […]

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» Monday, August 4, 2008

Free Passports

Asked about free passports for the WWII generation, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) said that the Home Office had announced in 2004 that it would give free passports to anyone born before 1926, and this was the realisation of that announcement. Asked if the offer of free passports was a way of recognising the sacrifices […]

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National Risk Register

Asked about the National Risk Register (NRR), the PMS said that the NRR was one of the measures identified in the National Security Strategy. Asked if the NRR listed the sorts of things that might pose a risk, the PMS said that it was a register of the various sorts of risks that Government made […]

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SATs

Asked if the Key Stage 2 results published tomorrow were the SATs, the PMS said yes. Asked if everything concerning Key Stage 2 was now complete, the PMS said yes, that was his understanding. original source.

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Economy

Asked if the Government was ruling out a windfall tax, the PMS said that decisions on such things were announced in the usual way through the Pre Budget Report (PBR) or the Budget. Asked how work was going on the economic recovery plan, the PMS said that the Government remained focused on the overall economic […]

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