The Prime Minister s Spokesman (PMS) began by saying that the Prime Minister was leading a Ministerial team and a business delegation to the Gulf this weekend. The purpose of the visit was three-fold. Firstly, Gulf States were critical to stabilising and rebuilding the global economy and to Britain s prosperity. Their [...]
Asked if the Government would give the go ahead to the HBOS/Lloyds merger, the PMS said that there would be an Office of Fair Trading report published today and that it was for BERR to respond to that report. As we had said at the time of the merger, the Secretary of State for [...]
Asked if the Prime Minister was satisfied with the response form the BBC following the Radio Two incident, the PMS said that the Prime Minister responded to this during his press conference yesterday; it was for the BBC Trust to consider the conclusions of its own investigation. original source.
The Prime Minister s Spokesman (PMS) began by telling the assembled press that we welcomed the positive response, first of all from Germany, to the proposal to increase resources to the IMF to enable them to prevent the spread of financial crises to middle-income countries. We also welcomed the positive response from China earlier today to [...]
Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross
Asked if there would be any more comment from the Prime Minister on the issue, the Prime Minister s Spokesman (PMS) told the assembled press that the Prime Minister s view, not that he had had an enormous amount of time to consider this in the light of everything else that was going on, was [...]
Asked whether the Prime Minister had had any feedback from China or the Gulf states about his plan for them to contribute more to the IMF, the PMS said that we were in constant dialogue with our international partners and we were expecting to discuss this and other matters over the days and weeks ahead. original [...]
Asked if the Prime Minister had an open mind on whether the third runway at Heathrow should go ahead, the PMS replied that the Government s position on this was that it supported a third runway at Heathrow, subject to being confident of meeting the strict local and environmental conditions. That had been the Government [...]
Asked whether the oil summit in December had been downgraded to a ministerial meeting, the PMS said that as we had been saying over recent days, given the fact that there would be a world leaders meeting anyway on the 15th November to discuss the international economic situation, where no doubt oil would be discussed [...]
Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross
Put that people had been calling for a proper apology from Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross, the Prime Minister s Spokesman (PMS) told the assembled press that Ofcom had said they would investigate and it was for the BBC and their governing bodies to decide on what action needed to be taken. Asked whether the Prime [...]
Put that the Prime Minister had called for a substantial increase in the amount of funding available to the IMF and could the PMS give any guidance as to what substantial meant, the PMS replied that the exact scale of the funding was something that we would be discussing with our international partners in the [...]
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