The Prime Minister continues to follow the situation in Haiti very closely. On coordination of the international response the PM said we’ll be looking for in the next day is the co-ordination that is essential, and the mobilisation of the effort from all the different parts of the world. If there is a [...]
Asked if the issue of an Alternative Vote referendum had been mentioned in Cabinet, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) told the assembled press that she would not go into the detail of what had been discussed at Cabinet. It was not discussed in the main part of Cabinet. Asked if the Government was still committed to [...]
Asked what the Prime Minister thought of patients in Scotland having access to medicine that was not available in England and Wales, the PMS replied that there were separate arrangements in Scotland on health matters. Asked for a Prime Ministerial view on the subject, the PMS said that we had put record investment into the [...]
Asked if the Prime Minister shared Jack Straw’s view that the polling night should be on a Thursday and not a Friday, the PMS replied that the Prime Minister had not expressed a view. original source.
Asked if the Prime Minister agreed with the comments made by the Chancellor in the Financial Times that cuts were non-negotiable, the PMS replied that what the Chancellor had said was that we had to get our spending down and we had committed ourselves to halving our borrowing over a four year period. The PBR was [...]
Asked if the Prime Minister had a response to the assertion made by Geoff Hoon that he had asked for a lot more money from the Treasury for the war in Iraq, the PMS replied that she would not provide a running commentary on what was discussed at the inquiry and we were cooperating with [...]
Asked if the Prime Minister supported the idea of having an EU humanitarian rapid reaction force, the PMS said that the Prime Minister was open-minded but here and now we needed to help people in Haiti. Asked if the Prime Minister had any sympathy with the French who claimed that the US had taken over [...]
Asked what the Government was doing to secure jobs and investment at Cadbury if the deal with Kraft went through, the PMS said that at this stage we were still waiting for a formal announcement. However, the Prime Minister had spoken about the importance of Cadbury and continued investment in the company. Lord Mandelson [...]
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