Asked if the Cabinet was briefed on the Pre-Budget Report (PBR), the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) said that there would be a PBR Cabinet tomorrow morning. Asked if the economy came up in Cabinet today, the PMS said that there was a presentation on the NHS vision for the future; a presentation from Yvette Cooper on [...]
Asked if electoral reform had been discussed at Cabinet this morning, the PMS said no. Asked if it had been on the agenda, the PMS said that we never discussed what was on the agenda for Cabinet. Asked where the Cabinet was on electoral reform, the PMS said that when we had something to say we would [...]
Asked what the Prime Minister thought about news that President Obama would be spending another $50 billion on infrastructure, the PMS said that he had not seen that news so could not comment. original source.
Asked for a response to a report out today on Britain’s credit rating, the PMS said that the most important thing was that the UK’s triple rating had been reaffirmed this year. original source.
The Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) said that Andy Burnham did a presentation at Cabinet this morning on the NHS vision for the future; a White Paper on the health service was due to be published soon. Yvette Cooper did a presentation on the Back to Work White Paper. One of the big challenges [...]
Asked if Yvette Cooper’s comments on youth unemployment at Cabinet signalled that the Chancellor would say we were at the end of the recession tomorrow, the PMS said that it was not signalling that; evidence showed that when a country came out of recession there was regrettably often a lag that affected young people. [...]
Asked how Ed Miliband was travelling to Manchester from Cabinet, the PMS said that he was travelling by train. Asked what Ed Miliband was doing in Manchester other than waving off hikers who were going to Copenhagen, the PMS said that Ed Miliband was attending a meeting with Manchester City Council ahead of Copenhagen to discuss [...]
Asked if the Prime Minister would be giving evidence to the Iraq inquiry, the PMS said that the Prime Minister had not been requested as yet to appear but he would fully cooperate if asked to provide evidence. original source.
Put that there had been a report out today that Britain’s credit rating as a nation was under test , the PMS said that we did not comment on individual credit agency ratings. Asked about the state of relations between the Prime Minister and the Chancellor ahead of the Pre-Budget Report tomorrow, the PMS said [...]
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