Asked if there were any further developments on the transatlantic front, the Prime Minister s Spokesman (PMS) replied that there was nothing further to report on that front. Asked about a possible telephone conversation, the PMS replied that as we had said this morning, we would expect them to speak in the next couple of days [...]
Asked if there was a date set for the oil summit in London, another member of the Lobby replied that it would be held on the 19th December. Asked at what level the summit would be held, the PMS replied that it would be a meeting of Energy Ministers, as we made clear several weeks ago. Asked [...]
Asked whether the Prime Minister thought it was time for a novice, the Prime Minister s Spokesman (PMS) told the assembled press that he assumed the journalist s question referred to the election of Barack Obama and that the Prime Minister had given his views on the election this morning. Asked whether the Prime Minister had [...]
Asked whether the Prime Minister was concerned with the OECD figures released today, the PMS said that we had a competitive market for energy in the UK and the recent estimates had shown that domestic gas and electricity prices in the UK were below the EU average. Asked if the Prime Minister was concerned about [...]
Asked whether the Prime Minister shared Ed Ball s bloodlust for beating grammar schools, the PMS said he was not sure that was a very accurate characterisation of the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families position. As the DCSF had been making clear, yesterday s announcement was not an attack, as it had [...]
Asked how the Prime Minister reacted to Abbey putting their mortgage rates up, the PMS said it was really for Abbey to justify their own actions. The Government s view was that we wanted to do everything possible in order to ensure that consumers benefitted from any reduction in interest rates that may or may [...]
Asked what proposals the Prime Minister would be taking to the Brussels meeting, the PMS replied that he thought the Prime Minister would be taking forward the agenda that he had set out many times in recent days and weeks, including the issues he had been talking about in the Gulf states in particular. original source.
Regional Economic Council
Asked for details of the REC, the PMS said it was being chaired jointly by the Chancellor and the Secretary of State for Business. The REC was set up at the time of the reshuffle when we established the NEC. The purpose of the REC which reported to the NEC, was to look at regional [...]
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