Asked if Lord Mandelson s statement to the House of Lords reflected what had been said at this morning s Cabinet about the Royal Mail dispute, the Prime Minister s Spokesman (PMS) said that both Lord Mandelson and Pat McFadden had spoken at Cabinet his morning about this subject and the Government hoped that the [...]
Asked about the Prime Minister s phone call with President Karzai today, the PMS said that the Prime Minister spoke to President Karzai and congratulated him on his statesman-like attitude and approach to the election process. Today we had seen an announcement on the outcome of the election, which saw forty-nine point six [...]
Asked whether the Prime Minister would support Royal Mail management s view that they would only attend ACAS if the threat of strike was removed, the PMS said the Prime Minister wanted the talks to continue and he thought ACAS was a good option. The PMS told the assembled press that it is the Government [...]
Asked if the Government supported a second election run-off and implications for troop deployment, the PMS said troop deployment was dependent on three conditions, one of which was making sure the Afghan Government was able and willing to support additional troops. The PMS said the situation was fluid and he would be able to make [...]
Asked if MP s expenses had been raised in Cabinet, the PMS said that everyone in Parliament was concerned with making sure the Legg review was conducted as quickly and effectively as possible. Asked for the Prime Minister s view on MP s submitting PQ s to establish the cost of the Legg inquiry, the PMS [...]
Military and Extremism
Asked if the Prime Minister agreed with the ex-Army chiefs who thought extremist groups were wrong to use military symbols as part of their political campaigns, the PMS said that was a party political matter. Asked if the Prime Minister intends to watch BBC Question Time on Thursday night, the PMS said he did not know [...]
Asked if contingency plans were in place to deal with minor illness arising from staff vaccinations commencing tomorrow, the PMS referred the assembled press to the Department for Health. original source.
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