» Friday, October 24, 2008

Economy

Asked if the Prime Minister would be saying anything on the GDP figures, the Prime Minister s Spokesman (PMS) replied that we had already seen that the Chancellor had been out this morning speaking on GDP figures. He was not aware of any plans for the Prime Minister to speak on this today. Asked if […]

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Immigration

Asked if the Prime Minister was happy to see the population of the UK to rise above 70 million, the PMS replied that as Phil Woolas had said this morning, 70 million was a figure that had been identified by others. The point that he was making was that we had introduced an extensive shake […]

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» Thursday, October 23, 2008

Chancellor and Lord Mandelson Meeting

Asked how the meeting between the Chancellor, Lord Mandelson and the banks went, the Prime Minister s Spokesman (PMS) said that this was one in a series of meetings with banks and we remained in close contact with them. This meeting was lead by the Treasury and BERR so it was best to speak to […]

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Economy

Put that the British Banking Association had put out a statement saying that they wanted to help but it was inevitable that businesses would go under, the PMS replied that it was clearly a challenging time for the economy, as the Prime Minister had been making clear yesterday. The banks themselves had committed to maintaining […]

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HBOS/Lloyds

Asked if the merger between the Halifax Bank of Scotland and Lloyds would go ahead, the PMS said that the Government s position on this remained unchanged. Asked if recapitalisation would still go ahead if the merger talks were called off, the PMS said that he was not going to get into hypothetical questions about […]

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Meeting with Banking Officials

Asked for more information on the meeting taking place, the Prime Minister s Spokesman (PMS) told the assembled press that he was not in a position to say much at this point. This was the latest in a series of meetings with the banks. The PMS understood that the meeting was still taking place, so […]

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Party Funding

Asked if the Prime Minister thought that Lord Mandelson should set out the details of his meetings with Mr Deripaska, the PMS said that the issue related to a time when Lord Mandelson was not a member of the Government. Insofar as there were any questions that related to his time at the European Commission […]

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Question Time

Asked whether the Prime Minister was happy that the Government would not have a representative on Question Time this evening, the PMS said that who appeared on Question Time was really a matter for Question Time. Asked what would happen if Question Time issued the invitation again, the PMS repeated that it was a matter […]

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Miscellaneous

Put that the Government had won a court case against anti-fuel poverty campaigners and was the Government happy with the outcome, the PMS said that this had just broken in the last few minutes and the PMS referred people to Ed Miliband s department, DECC, for comment. original source.

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» Wednesday, October 22, 2008

George Osborne

Asked what sort on inquiry did the Prime Minister envisaged for George Osborne, the Prime Minister s Spokesman (PMS) replied that this was not a question for him. Asked why it was not a question for him, the PMS replied that the Prime Minister was making a comment about opposition Members of Parliament, and it […]

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