Asked about Harriet Harman s comments at Business Questions earlier today, the Prime Minister s Spokesman (PMS) told the assembled press that the Prime Minister had made it absolutely clear that he thought that the right thing to do was once MPs had received their letters from Sir Thomas Legg, they should put any questions [...]
Asked about the Government underwriting a 5billion share issue, the PMS said that the Treasury had issued a statement on this this morning. This set out that talks with Lloyds were ongoing and that no decision had been taken. The key point was that any decision must be in the best interests of taxpayers [...]
House of Lords
Asked about reports suggesting Kirstie Allsop would be approached by the Conservative Party to join the House of Lords, the PMS replied that the Prime Minister had set out his views on reform of different elements of the political system including the House of Lords. original source.
Asked about the intended strike by Royal Mail workers, the PMS said that the Government and Pat McFadden in particular had been in touch with both sides in the putative dispute. Lord Mandelson had made it clear that any strike would be suicidal. The concern was that any run-up to a strike would mean the [...]
Asked if the US Government had told the UK that it would be increasing its troop numbers in Afghanistan, the Prime Minister s Spokesman (PMS) referred to what his US counterpart had said last night at a press briefing the President had not made a decision. The President was studying the McChrystal [...]
Asked if the Prime Minister sympathised with frustration showed by some of his backbenchers regarding expense offenders who had not been chased down, the PMS said that the Prime Minister felt that this was the back end of a discredited system and he was entirely supportive of the approach that Sir Thomas Legg was taking. [...]
Asked what sanctions there would be for banks that did not follow the agreements on bonuses established at the G20, the PMS said that the sanctions existed through the Financial Services Authority. Lord Myners had yesterday met a number of investment banks based in the UK and they had agreed to sign up to [...]
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