Asked about security at the G20 Summit, the Prime Minister s Spokesman (PMS) said that it was the responsibility of the police, who were working hard to ensure that the right security arrangements were in place. This would not be hassle free for Londoners, but people were working hard to ensure that the impact [...]
Asked if it was sustainable to have a Home Secretary who had essentially become a laughing stock, the PMS referred to the Prime Minister s words at the press conference this morning where he made clear that the Home Secretary was doing a great job and this issue should not distract from everything she was [...]
Afghanistan Troops Numbers
Asked if there would be an announcement on Afghanistan troop numbers at the NATO Summit, the PMS said that we had not had a request from any of our NATO partners to put in additional troops. This was something that would be kept under review. Asked if the subject would come up when the Prime [...]
Asked about the timing of the views stated by the Prime Minister on the laws surrounding the Royal family, the Prime Minister s Spokesman told the assembled press that there was a Private Members Bill having its second reading today. It was safe to assume that we would be asked what our view was on [...]
Asked whether the Prime Minister would discuss the Falkland Islands when he met the Argentinian President, the PMS said that we intended to raise G20 issues with the President of Argentina. The President of Argentina may want to raise other issues, but he would not want to forecast what they might be. There had been [...]
Put that the Chief of Staff had hinted today that there would be more troops heading to Afghanistan and had the US put in a formal request for more troops yet, the PMS replied that the US had not put in a request. President Obama was expected to present plans on Afghanistan later today. As [...]
Asked if there had been any words from the Prime Minister yet in Brazil, the Prime Minister s Spokesman (PMS) told the assembled press that the Prime Minister would set out the importance of talking to emerging economies like Brazil in the run up to the G20. He would say we would need to take [...]
The PMS reported that the Prime Minister had been asked about Binyam Mohamed in his press conference and he was clear that the UK Government did not engage in torture or ask others to do so on our behalf. The case would now be investigated further and that where allegations were made, they should be [...]
Asked for more details on the creation of a $100billion global fund, the PMS said that the Prime Minister would call on the G20 Summit to support a substantial global expansion of trade finance of at least $100billion to revive the economies of emerging markets and the poorest countries. Brazil had already committed $20billion of [...]
Asked if there was any reaction to the court decision on the rights of settlement for Gurkhas, the PMS said that the Home Office had put out a statement on the Gurkhas, which said that we had always been clear that where there was a compelling case, Gurkha soldiers and their families should be considered [...]
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