Cabinet Office hospitality
Asked if it was still practice in the Cabinet Office to publish lists and hospitality received by Senior Civil Servants, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) said that the details of hospitality received by senior civil servants above a certain level had to be published annually. original source.
Asked if the Prime Minister would agree with the characterisation by Phil Woolas of Christine Pratt, the PMS said he had nothing more to add to what he had already said. original source.
Asked if there had been any reaction to President Chavez’s attack on The Queen, the PMS said that the Government had long supported the rights of Falkland Islanders to develop their own hydro-carbon sector. The Government believed it was an entirely legitimate commercial activity. The Government was in on-going contact with the Government of [...]
Asked for an explanation of where the apology came from, the PMS said it was announced over the Christmas period by Prime Minster Rudd in Australia and following consultation with families and their representatives that we would be doing the same thing here. Asked if the contrition would go beyond just an overall apology and would [...]
Asked if the Cabinet Secretary had spoken to Andrew Rawnsley about allegations on how the Prime Minister treated junior staff in No10, the PMS said that he did not know. Put that Andrew Rawnsley had described his source as 24 carat so people might deduce that it was the Cabinet Secretary, the PMS [...]
Put that the EU was putting pressure on Libya following the country banning visas for EU nationals, the PMS said that it would be for the FCO to comment on, but he would check. original source.
Asked if the situation in the Falklands was discussed in Cabinet and was there a concern that Argentina were regionalising this, the PMS said that there wasn’t any discussion on the issue, but Lord West had been commenting on this today. The PMS added that the Government supported the rights of the Falkland Islands to develop [...]
Asked if there was any comment on the attack in Newry, the PMS said that we strongly condemned the attack in Newry. Such action was, we believed, entirely unrepresentative of the views of the vast majority of people in Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland’s politicians had been working hard to deliver a successful conclusion to the peace [...]
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