» Monday, December 8, 2008

Global Europe Summit

Asked about what would be discussed at this afternoon s meeting and why Chancellor Merkel was not attending, the Prime Minister s Spokesman said that this was an informal meeting that the Prime Minister, President Sarkozy and President Barroso were having with business leaders; it was not a summit, or an intergovernmental meeting. For example, […]

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Small Business Finance Forum

Asked if it was reasonable for banks to charge 20.99% interest for business loans taken out by companies that had been operating for many years in the North East, the PMS said that we wanted to ensure that small businesses got a fair deal from banks, and that was why we had been talking to […]

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Fiscal Stimulus

Asked if the Prime Minister had any views on the President Elect s comments on the US fiscal stimulus package for next year, the PMS said that the Prime Minister had outlined his views on the desirability of fiscal stimulus and the need for action to be taken internationally. It was not for the Prime […]

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Immigration

Asked if the Prime Minister supported Phil Woolas comments in The Sun today, the PMS said yes; Phil Woolas had been outlining Government policy. Asked if the Prime Minister was concerned about schools having welcome signs in different languages, the PMS said that the Prime Minister welcomed immigration into this country; migrants could make a […]

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Lewis Hamilton

Asked if the Prime Minister would suggest to Lewis Hamilton when they met this afternoon that he should come back to this country and start paying tax, the PMS said that the Prime Minister was presenting an award to Lewis Hamilton in recognition of his outstanding achievement in winning the Formula One Championship. Asked if […]

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Miscellaneous

Asked if there was any concern about the British car industry, the PMS said that Lord Mandelson had met with representatives of the car industry recently where they put forward a number of proposals. The Government was studying these proposals and stood ready to assist the industry as appropriate. Asked if the Prime Minister had […]

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