» Tuesday, October 28, 2008


The Prime Minister s Spokesman (PMS) began with an update on Cabinet this morning. There was a presentation from Jack Straw on the ongoing work on the Bill of Rights; an update from John Hutton following on from his visits to Afghanistan and Iraq; an update from the Foreign Secretary on Zimbabwe and an update from the Prime Minister and the Chancellor on the economy, including information on meetings leading up to 15 November meeting in Washington.

Asked whether the Foreign Secretary updated Cabinet about the situation in Syria, the PMS said that there was no discussion of Syria at Cabinet.

Asked what the Foreign Secretary had said about Zimbabwe, the PMS said that it was best to speak to the Foreign Office for a detailed assessment, however, in general, the Foreign Secretary had identified that we currently did not have a stable political agreement in Zimbabwe, which reflected the will of the people as expressed in the elections. The humanitarian situation also remained grave.

Asked about Jack Straw s update to the Cabinet on the Bill of Rights, the PMS said that it was a discussion on the overall approach that Government would take to follow up the work that the Prime Minister announced in July 2007.

Asked if the dates of the PBR and Queen s Speech had been discussed at Cabinet, the PMS said no.

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