The Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) told assembled press that the Prime Minister would be visiting Wakefield, Bradford and Leeds in West Yorkshire the next day. original source.
BNP on Question Time
Asked whether the Prime Minister was planning to watch Question Time, the PMS replied that the Prime Minister did not routinely watch Question Time. original source.
Asked if there were any developments on Royal Mail, the PMS said the Prime Minister had addressed this issue in PMQ’s and that he remained very concerned about the possibility of a self-defeating strike taking place. The PMS said he understood talks had continued between the two parties today and the Communication Workers Union planned [...]
Asked whether the Prime Minister still advised MP’s to make necessary payments when they received Sir Thomas Legg’s letters in light of an overcharging error in Ken Clarke’s letter, the PMS replied that the Prime Minister advised MP’s with questions to write to Sir Thomas Legg for clarification within the allocated three-week period and then [...]
Northern Ireland Settlement
Asked for a ballpark total figure for the settlement agreement, the PMS said this was a proposal with a number of elements, where elements had been possible to cost they had been set out in the letter. The PMS said the Prime Minister thought this was a very good package and if agreed by the [...]
The PMS informed journalist that Emily Hands of the No10 Press Office would be taking over as Head of Strategic Communications for Afghanistan and Pakistan. She would be replaced by Vickie Sheriff from the Ministry of Justice. original source.
The Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) began by telling the assembled press that a letter from the Prime Minister to the First and Deputy First Ministers of Northern Ireland would be placed in the House of Commons library at midday. This would set out the financial framework for the devolution of policing and justice in Northern [...]
Asked if there had been any change in the situation and whether the Pime Minister would get involved, the PMS said that the Prime Minister and the Government as a whole remained very concerned about the prospect of a national strike, scheduled for tomorrow. The Prime Minister was keen for the two parties to continue [...]
Asked for a response to the report in the Telegraph that the Prime Minister would suggest a pay rise for MPs, the PMS replied that pay and all related matters should be seen in the context of the Kelly Review. We were turning away from a discredited old system; the Kelly Review would be published [...]
Asked if the Prime Minister agreed with Mervyn King’s view on banking investment, the PMS said that the Government agreed with the Governor of the Bank of England that we must reduce the risk that banks presented to our financial system. That was why we were reforming the banking system through action taken in the [...]
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