Asked why there was a delay to the publication of the WMS s, the Prime Minister s Spokesman (PMS) said that there was a large amount of information to collate and it took time. original source.
Asked what the Prime Minister said at the Liaison Committee this morning about an increase in student places, the PMS said that the Prime Minister did not give a figure this morning and that there would be an announcement in due course. Asked what the thinking was behind the decision to increase student places, the PMS [...]
Put that David Miliband had just told the House of Commons that all helicopters from NATO countries were available to anyone and if that meant that British troops had already been flying around in German helicopters, the PMS said that there was nothing new in what David Miliband had said today about helicopters in Afghanistan; [...]
Put that Jacqui Smith had said in an interview that she had had no experience of running a major organisation before becoming Home Secretary, the PMS said that he was not going to start providing a commentary on interviews with former Ministers. The Prime Minister s views on Jacqui Smith and her performance as [...]
Asked for the Prime Minister s thoughts on the fact that the Lloyds Banking Group, a state-owned bank, had made more redundancies today, the PMS said that these were management decisions for the Lloyds Group and we were not going to comment in detail on a decision taken by them. As we had said [...]
Put that the Cabinet Secretary seemed to suggest in a recent interview that there would be some spending cuts in some departments of more than twenty per cent, the PMS said that the Prime Minister was asked today about a similar sort of figure that appeared in a newspaper over the weekend. The Prime [...]
Asked if the Prime Minister agreed with the First Secretary that there would be constraints on spending in the next ten years, the PMS said that the Prime Minister had set out his views on spending at the Liaison Committee this morning and there was nothing more to add to what he had already said. original [...]
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