The Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) started by giving a read out of Cabinet; the Prime Minister invited Sir Tim Berners-Lee, creator of World Wide Web and appointed in June to advise the Government, and Professor Nigel Shadbolt, to update the Cabinet on their work on how to make its public data accessible and useful for […]
Asked what prompted the Prime Minister’s change of heart in terms of public spending cuts, the PMS said that the Prime Minister had been clear throughout the last couple of months that this was about tough choices on public spending, and that those choices would have to be made in the future. The Prime Minister […]
Prime Minister’s trip to Paris
The PMS said that the Prime Minister would be going to Paris this evening to talk to President Sarkozy about the European Council later this week and the G20 Summit next week. Put that President Sarkozy had launched a report into different ways of measuring wealth and asked if the Prime Minister thought it was […]
Asked about the cycling initiative that Lord Adonis spoke about at Cabinet his morning and how many members of the Cabinet cycled to work, the PMS said that it was very early days in terms of the initiative. He was not sure as to how many Cabinet members cycled to work, but would check. Asked […]
Talent reception at Number 10
In answer to a question asked yesterday, the PMS said that tomorrow was the second anniversary of the creation of the Talent and Enterprise Taskforce, which recognised and celebrated a diversity of British talent. The taskforce established and engaged influential networks and organisations in order to benefit young people. It was linked to the Backing […]
Vetting and barring
Asked about the Prime Minister’s thoughts on vetting and barring regarding adults driving children, the PMS said that Ed Balls had written to Sir Roger Singleton. Some concerns had been raised about the issue of frequent or intensive contact and this was about drawing the line in the right place. Asked if the Prime Minister […]
Asked for the Prime Minister’s response to reports that Andy Burnham did a deal with Libya regarding training in the NHS, the PMS said that we had consistently said that no deals were made. Andy Burnham had commented on this and there was nothing further to add. Asked if the Prime Minister was aware that […]
Asked if the Prime Minister had any reaction to comments that Lord Mandelson was the real Prime Minister, the PMS said that the Prime Minister was pleased to have a team of experienced Cabinet Ministers around him; it was a cohesive and coordinated team and the Prime Minister valued input from all members. The Prime […]
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