Put that the Business Secretary seemed to have ruled out membership of the single currency, the Prime Minister s Spokesman (PMS) said that the Government s position on the single currency remained the same; we had five economic tests and at every Budget we assessed whether or not there had been sufficient progress on the […]
Asked what the Prime Minister s position was on assisted dying, the PMS said that the Prime Minister last said something about assisted dying in an interview he did in December when he said that he was not in favour of a change in legislation. original source.
Asked if the Prime Minister had made any contact with any of the relatives of soldiers killed in Afghanistan, the PMS said that we did not tend to make an issue of such things but it was the Prime Minister s practise to write personally to the families of every soldier who dies whilst on […]
Asked about the non-proliferation document being published this Thursday, the PMS said it was a Government document and that the Cabinet Office was the lead department. The purpose was to set out the issues as we saw them ahead of the non-proliferation conference next March that would be chaired by President Obama. Put that the […]
Parliamentary Standards Authority
Asked if it was the Government s wish to get the Parliamentary Standards Authority in place before the summer recess, the PMS said that we wanted to operate on a cross-party basis, but it was the Prime Minister s view that we would like to try and complete this legislation by the summer recess. Asked […]
The Prime Minister s Spokesman (PMS) began by giving a run-down of Cabinet; there was an update on the situation in Afghanistan from the Defence Secretary and the Foreign Secretary, there was a presentation on the Climate Change White Paper by Ed Miliband, which was being published tomorrow, there was a discussion led by Andy […]
The PMS said there was an update from the Prime Minister on where we were on nuclear non-proliferation, following President Obama s announcement last week that he would be holding a conference on this subject next March. In advance of that the Government would be publishing a strategy document on this subject on Thursday. Asked […]
Asked whether the Prime Minister agreed with the comments made by Ben Bradshaw, the PMS said that Ben Bradshaw had been clear that he viewed the BBC as a unique, high-quality broadcaster. He was a champion of the BBC and was committed to its future. The specific issue in relation to the BBC that came […]
Asked for more details on the discussions in Cabinet and whether sending more troops to Afghanistan had been discussed, the PMS said that there was an explanation from the Defence Secretary and the Foreign Secretary on what the latest situation was. As the Prime Minister and others had been saying, this was a difficult period […]
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