Asked if the Prime Minister had made a mistake at PMQs this morning when he said that there would be a 0% rise in public spending, the Prime Minister s Spokesman (PMS) said that the Prime Minister had meant to refer to a 0.7% rise in current spending, which was clear when you looked at […]
Asked if it was possible to progress with the bill and then action it once market conditions were right, the PMS said that we wanted to legislate when we were in a position to implement. Lord Mandelson had said that we would not cherry pick different parts of the legislation. Asked if that meant that […]
Asked why the Prime Minister had not been involved if a request had been made by the Opposition to see information on public spending, the PMS said that we knew nothing about this subject; the first we knew about it in Downing Street was yesterday. The Prime Minister had not been involved or consulted at […]
Asked if the UK was suggesting to other EU partners that there should be sanctions against Iran, the Prime Minister s Spokesman (PMS) referred journalists back to the statement that was made by EU Foreign Ministers at the weekend; there needed to be a strong collective response to Iran s actions, particularly in relation to […]
Asked if the Prime Minister agreed with Lord Mandelson that George Osbourne had been sending out deliberate untruths about the access the Conservatives had regarding information on public finances, the PMS said that the Prime Minister s position on the question of access to information was that he knew nothing about this situation; he had […]
Asked about Speakers getting peerages, the PMS said that there was a motion passed by the whole of the House, which was uncontested, that The Queen should make an appropriate gesture to mark Mr Martin s service to the public. The longstanding convention has been that Speakers get a peerage. Asked if the Prime Minister […]
Asked about the likelihood of shipyard programmes being cut, the PMS said that the Government s commitment to ensuring that we had the right naval equipment and that it was produced in British shipyards had been demonstrated by our commitment to procure two new aircraft carriers and have them built in Britain. original source.
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