Prime Minister’s visit to Paris
Asked for more information on the Prime Minister s trip to Paris and was it the case that Mr and Mrs Brown were having dinner with the Sarkozys, the Prime Minister s Spokesman (PMS) told the assembled press that that was correct. They were meeting in Paris this evening and it would be a relatively [...]
Asked whether the Prime Minister agreed with the comments made by Baroness Vadera earlier that day, the PMS replied that the important point was that Baroness Vadera was underlining the fact that there was a great deal of uncertainty in the economy at the moment and that the Government was doing all it could to [...]
Asked for an update on the Heathrow announcement, the PMS said that the announcement would be made in January. Put that further meetings were taking place on the matter and were these ongoing, the PMS advised people to check with DfT on further meetings. original source.
Jaguar Land Rover
Put that Peter Mandelson said this morning that the Government was talking to Jaguar Land Rover about financial restructuring, and asked if this was not too late as JLR had announced 450 job cuts, the Prime Minister s Spokesman (PMS) replied that obviously the Government was disappointed to hear this news. All company job [...]
Asked about plans to help larger companies borrow, the PMS replied that the Government continued to look at a range of options, and as and when the Treasury and Department for Business were in a position to make any further announcements, they would do. Put that Peter Mandelson had been asked on the Today Programme about [...]
Asked about today s meeting of the Business Council, and would they be discussing Heathrow, the PMS replied that the Business Council met on a regular basis and discussed a wide range of issues. The agenda was set by the Council, which was chaired by a person not from the Government, at the moment [...]
Asked about the Prime Minister s discussion with Prime Minister Olmert of Israel, and asked if any incentive was offered, the PMS replied that we continued to engage with all of the senior leaders in the region. The Prime Minister did speak to Prime Minister Olmert yesterday, he also spoke to President Mubarek of [...]
Asked what the Prime Minister thought new Minister Mervyn Davies would bring to the Government, the PMS replied that Mervyn Davies was clearly somebody that had a huge amount of international business experience as chairman of Standard Chartered, a genuinely global bank. So he brought a huge amount of expertise and knowledge, not only [...]
Put that Peter Mandelson had said that he was not an unqualified admirer of liberalisation of postal markets, and asked for the Prime Minister s views on this, the PMS replied that the Prime Minister would in the first instance rely on the advice of his Secretary of State for Business, so it was best [...]
Chancellor Merkel & President Sarkozy
Asked what was on the agenda for the Prime Minister s meeting with President Sarkozy and Chancellor Merkel, the PMS replied that at both meetings the Prime Minister would primarily be discussing the global economic situation, preparations for the G20, and how things moved forward from here. original source.
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