» Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Copenhagen

Asked if the Prime Minister was laying claim to the conference, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) told the assembled press that there were 192 countries present. The Prime Minister took his role very seriously, in terms of trying to find a way through and establish agreement with other countries. The Prime Minister was looking at […]

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“Non Dom” Legislation

Asked about the legislation that Harriet Harman had spoken about in PMQs today, the PMS referred people to what the Leader of the House had said on the matter. Generally, the Government had supported the principle that all MPs and peers should be UK taxpayers and the House of Lords White Paper last year made […]

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Copenhagen

The Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) told the assembled press that the Prime Minister had arrived last night and had met Prime Minister Rudd and Prime Minister Rasmussen. They discussed the progress that had been made and tactics in the coming days. The Prime Minister also met Prime Minister Hasina of Bangladesh. This morning, the Prime […]

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Nimrod Statement

Asked for more detail on the Nimrod statement by Bob Ainsworth, the PMS said she would leave the detail for the statement. Bob Ainsworth had agreed to report back to the House when he first published his response on the 28th October. original source.

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UK Civilian Stabilisation Capacity

Asked about the initiative, the PMS said that there would be up to 200 people at any one time mobilised to any country where there was conflict and a need for immediate action to help the local population. Asked if the civilians were volunteers, the PMS said that they would be made up of policemen, […]

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Unemployment

Put that Yvette Cooper had said that she expected unemployment to go up next year and what reassurance could the Prime Minister give to people coming up to Christmas, the PMS replied that the Prime Minister’s view was that investment that had been made in schemes such as the Future Jobs Fund and providing advisors […]

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Cadbury

Put that a meeting was planned between Lord Mandelson and Labour MPs on the Cadbury/Kraft situation and did the Government have a view on whether RBS should be financing a hostile takeover of one of the UK’s most well known companies, the PMS referred people to the Department for Business. original source.

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AL Megrahi

Asked if there was any concern over the elusive nature of Mr Megrahi, the PMS said that that was a matter for the Scottish authorities who were monitoring his whereabouts and referred people to the comments they had made. original source.

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British Airways

Asked whether the Prime Minister would agree with Derek Simpson that the strike was over the top , the PMS replied that the Prime Minister’s view was that it was not good news if there was to be a potential strike over the Christmas period. The Prime Minister had spoken to Lord Adonis this morning […]

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