» Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Afghanistan

The Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) told the assembled press that it would be the Royal Welsh Regiment who would be going to Afghanistan in mid-December. Put that the Prime Minister had mentioned in PMQs that regional governments would be invited to the conference in January, the PMS replied that the Prime Minister had said regional […]

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Pakistan

Asked what the two Prime Ministers would be discussing in the meeting, the PMS said that Afghanistan would be one of the key issues as well as regional and development issues. It was a very timely discussion; the Prime Minister spoke to the President of Pakistan over the weekend and the involvement and contribution of […]

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Expenses

Asked if the Prime Minister was happy with the new appeal system that had been set up for MPs, the PMS replied that the Prime Minister had said consistently that the most important thing was to turn our back on the discredited old system of expenses and we were well on the way to doing […]

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PMQs

Asked whether the Prime Minister had done anything different in his preparations for PMQs today, the PMS replied that he, as always, had a hearty breakfast. Asked if Alistair Campbell involved in the preparation, the PMS said not that he was aware. Asked if the Prime Minister had made a mistake when he stated that […]

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Digital Economy

Put that companies including Google and Yahoo had attacked the Digital Review and had written a letter to Lord Mandelson, the PMS said that the letter had only arrived today and people should ask for a considered response from Lord Mandelson’s team. Asked if this meant the Bill was not as well thought through as […]

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Bankers Bonuses

Asked about comments made by a senior RBS official that suggested that British banks would be at a disadvantage after new Government rules were brought in to take control of the structure and amount of bonuses, the PMS said that the Government wished to see a competitive and healthy banking system, with British banks playing […]

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Chandlers

Asked if the Chandlers would be left to their fate, the PMS said that that was an unfair characterisation of the situation. The Government was doing all it could in the circumstances original source.

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Prime Minister’s Statement on Carwyn Jones:

“I want to congratulate Carwyn on his election as Leader of Welsh Labour. I know that both Edwina and Huw fought excellent campaigns, the whole process was a credit to the Labour party in Wales. Carwyn will be a true fighter for all the people of Wales. I know that Carwyn will make taking on […]

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Yachts

Asked for a response to the news that the five yachtsmen were being released from Iran, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) said that the Prime Minister was pleased that they would be reunited with family and friends as he had been following developments closely since the beginning. The PMS directed press to the Foreign Secretary’s […]

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Afghanistan

The PMS was asked what the Prime Minister would be hoping to achieve in the 28 January conference, to which the PMS replied that it would be the first time that the international community would come together to talk about the future of Afghanistan and the first opportunity for the international community to talk directly […]

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