Asked whether an inquiry into the Iraq war was likely, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) told the assembled press that the Prime Minister had set out our position succinctly during the debate when he said that this was a matter that we would consider once our troops had come home. We were not at that [...]
Asked for some clarity on whether there would be any kind of rescue package for the car industry, the PMS said that Lord Mandelson had had discussions with the owners and management of Jaguar Land Rover. He had been clear that the Government did not have an open chequebook to bail out ailing companies and [...]
Asked for more details on the energy conference, the PMS said it was a meeting of Energy Ministers from a variety of countries and would be chaired by Ed Miliband. We saw the conference as a continuation of a process that began in Jeddah and as the Prime Minister had set out, not only in [...]
Archbishop of Canterbury
Put that the Prime Minister’s response to the Archbishop’s comments had been quite warm and generous and did the Prime Minister speak to the Archbishop regularly, the PMS said that they did. original source.
Plastic Bags Announcement
Asked about Jane Kennedy s announcement on plastic bags, the Prime Minister s Spokesman (PMS) said that the Minister for Farming and Environment, Jane Kennedy, and Britain s leading supermarkets had agreed a 50% cut in the number of carrier bags given out by spring 2009. This was a bold commitment that would result [...]
Archbishop of Canterbury
Asked for the Prime Minister s response to the Archbishop s comments this morning, the PMS said that the Archbishop of Canterbury had expressed his views on a number of subjects over the course of the year and on the issue of the economy the Government s position remained the same; we would do whatever [...]
Airport Runway Proposals
Asked about the Government s current position on the proposed second runway at Gatwick, the PMS said that the Government s position remained as set out in the 2003 Air Transport White Paper, which concluded that the case for the second runway was not as strong as the options at Stanstead and Heathrow. Asked if the [...]
Asked if the Prime Minister agreed with the opposition party that now was the time for an inquiry into the Iraq war, the PMS said that we did not think that it was right to make any announcements on the subject whilst the Armed Forces were still operational in Iraq. Asked why it was okay to [...]
Asked when help for the car industry could be expected, the PMS said that Lord Mandelson had said that we were looking at the sector as a whole and that discussions had taken place with the owners and management of Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) as well as others in the motor manufacturing sector. Lord Mandelson [...]
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