Alan Milburn’s Report
Asked about proposals for school vouchers, the Prime Minister s Spokesman (PMS) told the assembled press that we had not commented on the specifics; there were more than 80 detailed recommendations. We would have to look at each one of those very carefully, but in terms of the general conclusions of the report, this was […]
Asked if the Prime Minister had a view on what Lord Foulkes had said in the Lords this afternoon, about General Dannatt needing a lesson in loyalty, the PMS said that that was not a view that the Prime Minister would subscribe to. Put that the Chancellor had said that he had never turned down […]
Asked about the Foreign Secretary s meetings in Gibraltar and the matter of sovereignty, the Prime Minister s Spokesman (PMS) said that the meeting today was a meeting of the trilateral forum, which brought together Spain, Gibraltar and the UK. The first trilateral meeting was in C rdoba in 2006 and the second was in […]
Technology, Entertainment and Design Conference
Asked about the Prime Minister s speech to the Technology, Entertainment and Design conference in Oxford today, the PMS said that the Prime Minister would be talking about how new forms of social engagement and interaction through the internet and digital networks were changing the way we operated as a nation and the way we […]
Report on Access to Professions
Asked about the Prime Minister s views on Alan Milburn s report on access to professions, the PMS said that the Prime Minister thought this was an area where we needed to do more and that was why he asked Alan Milburn to set up this report. The report would build on the progress that […]
Public Sector Borrowing
Asked about the public sector borrowing figures released today, the PMS said that our economy, like all economies, was being affected by the global recession. We got hit particularly because of the large size of our financial sector and the contribution that that made to the public finances, but we went into this recession with […]
Asked about which Ministers would be on duty over the summer, the PMS said that the Prime Minister was in overall charge and a number of senior Cabinet Ministers would take on more responsibilities for some of the day-to-day issues. Asked if the Prime Minister had a message for MPs ahead of the summer recess, […]
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