» Tuesday, May 12, 2009

MPs’ Expenses

Asked whether the Prime Minister thought that any members of his Cabinet or party should be writing out cheques to repay their expenses, the Prime Minister s Spokesman (PMS) told the assembled press that on questions relating to the party, people should address them to his political colleagues. Our general position had been set out […]

Briefing took place at 16:45 | Read whole briefing | Comment (1)

MPs’ Expenses

Asked whether the Prime Minister thought that any members of his Cabinet or party should be writing out cheques to repay their expenses, the Prime Minister s Spokesman (PMS) told the assembled press that on questions relating to the party, people should address them to his political colleagues. Our general position had been set out […]

Briefing took place at 16:45 | Read whole briefing | Comments (0)

US Intelligence

Asked if the letter sent by President Obama concerning US intelligence had been discussed by the Prime Minister and Nancy Pelosi in their meeting this morning, the PMS said that the letter from the Obama administration was simply a restatement of their existing position on this issue. Asked if the Prime Minister discussed it in […]

Briefing took place at 16:45 | Read whole briefing | Comments (0)

US Intelligence

Asked if the letter sent by President Obama concerning US intelligence had been discussed by the Prime Minister and Nancy Pelosi in their meeting this morning, the PMS said that the letter from the Obama administration was simply a restatement of their existing position on this issue. Asked if the Prime Minister discussed it in […]

Briefing took place at 16:45 | Read whole briefing | Comments (0)

Unemployment

Asked if the Prime Minister had a reaction to the timing and nature of the jobs figures released today, the PMS said that on timing, it was entirely a matter for the ONS and had nothing to do with the Government. In terms of reaction, the PMS said that clearly these were disappointing figures that […]

Briefing took place at 16:45 | Read whole briefing | Comments (0)

Unemployment

Asked if the Prime Minister had a reaction to the timing and nature of the jobs figures released today, the PMS said that on timing, it was entirely a matter for the ONS and had nothing to do with the Government. In terms of reaction, the PMS said that clearly these were disappointing figures that […]

Briefing took place at 16:45 | Read whole briefing | Comments (0)

Hazel Blears

Asked why, when the PMS had announced that both James Purnell and Hazel Blears were involved in the Jobs for the Future announcement, Hazel Blears had not attended, the PMS replied the announcement was the following day and there were two separate announcements. original source.

Briefing took place at 11:00 | Read whole briefing | Comments (0)

MPs’ Expenses

Asked if the Prime Minister was prepared to consider disciplinary action against any members of his Government over expenses, the PMS said that the Government had been answering questions in relation to this consistently for the last three or four days. He said we had made clear that individual ministers had given their explanations for […]

Briefing took place at 11:00 | Read whole briefing | Comments (0)

Crime Speech

Asked what the Prime Minister would be highlighting in his speech, the PMS said that the Prime Minister would be mentioning asset recovery and changing the burden of proof on convicted criminals to include not just their money but also houses, cars and other assets as well. The Prime Minister would also highlight a new […]

Briefing took place at 11:00 | Read whole briefing | Comments (0)

Speaker

Asked if the Prime Minster retained full confidence in the Speaker, the PMS said that the Speaker was appointed by the Commons, not the Government and that the Prime Minister supported the will of the Commons and therefore he supports the person who has been elected as the Speaker of the Commons. The PMS repeated […]

Briefing took place at 11:00 | Read whole briefing | Comments (0)

Downing Street Says...

The unofficial site which lets you comment on the UK Prime Minister's official briefings. About us...

Search


May 2009
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
« Apr   Jun »
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031

Supported by

mySociety.org

Disruptive Proactivity

Recent Briefings


Archives

Links

Syndicate (RSS/XML)

Credits

Enquiries

Contact Sam Smith.

This site is powered by WordPress. Theme by Jag Singh