» Monday, February 16, 2009

Global Financial Regulator

Asked whether the Prime Minister agreed with the need for a global financial regulator, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) told the assembled journalists that our general position was that we certainly see the case for greater global coordination and cooperation of regulation of the financial sector and that this was a point the Prime Minister […]

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Job cuts at Mini

Asked whether the Prime Minister thought the job cuts at Mini had been done in a fair way, the PMS replied that this was clearly disappointing news and that the government is doing and will do everything it can in order to help those affected. Asked what the government can do in practical terms and […]

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Bonuses

Asked whether the Prime Minister agreed with David Cameron’s view that there should be a 2,000 cap on bonuses, the PMS replied that our general position on bonuses was that firstly, with respect to Lloyds, despite what was reported at the weekend, we had not received any proposals from Lloyds and that discussions with RBS […]

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Lloyds/HBOS Merger

Asked whether the Prime Minister agreed with David Cameron that the Lloyds/HBOS merger now looked like a mistake and whether he has any regrets about the speed in which it was put through, the PMS replied that he did not agree with this at all. The Prime Minister took the view that he took in […]

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Miscellaneous

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Christian Aid

Asked for the Prime Minister’s view on tax havens in light of Christian Aid’s call for a clampdown on tax havens, the PMS replied that the Prime Minister had set out his views on this repeatedly, most recently in Prime Minister’s Questions: we will continue to take action in order to crackdown on tax loopholes. […]

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Northern Rock

Asked whether any news was expected on plans for Northern Rock to become a net lender, the PMS replied that this was a matter for the Treasury. original source.

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PM’s visit to Rome

Asked whether there were any issues that the Prime Minister wished to raise with the Pope, the PMS replied that the Prime Minister, not as Prime Minister but as Chancellor, had met the Pope on two previous occasions and no doubt they would want to discuss many of the development issues, which they have talked […]

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Rail programme

Asked whether the Prime Minister was satisfied that a higher proportion of the work involved in the intercity express programme will not be carried out in the UK, the PMS replied that the Prime Minister was satisfied that the contract was awarded to the best bidder. The Department of Transport could respond on specifics if […]

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G20

Asked whether there was anything the Prime Minister was looking to get onto the G20 agenda, the PMS replied that it was likely that the Prime Minister would talk more about this later this week. The Prime Minister has a number of key meetings over the next two weeks and we would be setting out […]

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