Building Britain’s Future
Asked whether the plan should be called Building England s Future instead, the Prime Minister s Spokesman (PMS) told the assembled press that people should wait for the document to be published before passing judgement. Many of the policy measures that will be referred to in the areas of housing and public services were devolved [...]
Post Office Bill
Asked if there was any more clarity on the delay to the Post Office Bill, the PMS replied that Lord Mandelson had been speaking about this at great length this morning and he was not sure there was much he could add to that. Asked how long it was being delayed for, the PMS said [...]
Put that the latest OECD report had said that national debt would be 90% of GDP by next year, the PMS said that as we understood it, this figure appeared to apply to gross debt rather than net debt. Net debt as a figure was the main indicator and it was a lot lower than [...]
Asked for more details on the situation in Iran, the PMS replied that there were still four locally engaged staff from the British Embassy who were being detained by the Iranian authorities. We were deeply concerned at their arrest and their continued detention. These arrests were completely unacceptable and unjustifiable as the Foreign Secretary had [...]
Asked what the current proportion of people was who did get to see someone within two weeks, the PMS said that we could say more about this, this afternoon. There was a big difference between setting a centrally imposed target and putting in place an entitlement that PCTs would be obliged to meet. Asked if [...]
Asked whether Shriti Vadera would be the new European Commissioner, the PMS replied that as and when we were in a position to say anything about the next European Commissioner we would do so. Asked what the Prime Minister s view was on the situation in Honduras, the PMS said that the Foreign Office had responded [...]
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