Asked if the Prime Minister had received a letter from the Indian Prime Minister complaining about David Miliband s behaviour on his recent trip to India, the Prime Minister s Spokesman (PMS) said that we had not received a letter from the Indian government and they had made clear to us, and publicly, that they [...]
Asked if the Prime Minister had a view about the sale of the Evening Standard to a former member of the KGB (Alexander Lebedev), the PMS said that if the Prime Minister did have a view on that it was not one that he had heard him express. Asked if the Prime Minister had any plans [...]
Asked repeatedly about the Government s position on MPs expenses, the PMS said that the Government was here to facilitate the will of the House. It was up to the political parties in the House to resolve this issue and find a solution. As Harriet Harman had been saying, the Government had the [...]
Asked if the Prime Minister had a view on the ban of short selling, the PMS said that that was a matter for the Financial Services Authority. Asked if the Prime Minister had a view on the Northern Rock pay bonuses, the PMS said that Northern Rock had repaid the Government its debts at a faster [...]
Asked whether the Government was drawing up contingency plans in case the UK defaulted on its debt, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) told the assembled press that he did not accept the premise of the question. We were taking the action necessary to keep our public finances on a sustainable footing over the medium term. [...]
Put that the Indian Prime Minister had sent a letter to the Prime Minister complaining about David Miliband’s behaviour on his recent trip to India and had the Prime Minister received that letter, the PMS said that he would check but we had not received the letter as of earlier this morning. In relation to the [...]
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Put that the vote broke the spirit of the convention that MP’s had a free vote on such matters, the PMS replied that there were a number of votes tomorrow. The votes on the proposals to enhance transparency were matters for the House and were free votes. There was one vote that was on Government [...]
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