Asked about the story on the BBC this morning concerning the Chancellor having meetings with departments on where they could make cuts in departmental budgets, the Prime Minister s Spokesman (PMS) told the assembled press that decisions on public spending were a matter for the Chancellor and he would return to this issue at the […]
Asked for a response to reports that several Cabinet Ministers had said that now was the time to put ID cards on hold, the PMS replied that the Government s position on ID cards had been well set out in the past and the position had not changed. Asked for the Prime Minister s view […]
Asked whether the Prime Minister agreed with what Harriet Harman was proposing on lap-dancing clubs being charged on expenses and could this also happen with other forms of entertainment, the PMS said that the Prime Minister had not expressed a view on the issue. original source.
Put that there had been a meeting between Lord Mandelson and industry manufacturers today and was it still the case that the scrappage scheme would end when the 300million was taken up, the PMS said that there were no plans to extend the scrappage scheme. original source.
Asked for a response to the comments made by Nick Clegg and Paddy Ashdown on Afghanistan, the PMS said that the Prime Minister met with senior ministerial colleagues on a regular basis to discuss the campaign in Afghanistan. This included meetings of National Security, International Relations and Development (NSID). The PMS said that the Prime […]
Asked about the Prime Minister s call with Ban Ki Moon, the PMS said that the Prime Minister was contacting key people in the lead-up to the G20. Post-G20 the Copenhagen conference was becoming more important, so those were the two subjects that would be discussed during the call. original source.
British Fashion Week
The PMS gave more details on the British Fashion Week reception tonight, saying that Sarah Brown and Maggie Darling would be hosting a reception for the British Fashion Council to mark British Fashion Week. This was a joint reception to recognise the fashion stars of the future and to promote the Government s own contribution […]
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