» Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Samantha Cameron Expecting a Baby

Asked if the Prime Minister and Sarah Brown would be sending a message to the Camerons, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) told the assembled press that the Prime Minister and Sarah Brown were pleased to here the happy news and they would be sending a message of best wishes. Asked if the Prime Minister would […]

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Lobbying

Asked if the Prime Minister was premature to rule out an inquiry into Mr Byers, Mr Hoon and Ms Hewitt, before the programme was broadcast, the PMS said, the Prime Minister was clear there must be no blurring of the line between public service and private gain and therefore completely condemned the claims made by […]

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Lobbying Investigation

Asked for more detail on the extent to which Permanent Secretaries from the departments involved had looked into the allegations, the PMS said that Harriet Harman was currently in the House discussing this. Harriet Harman had spoken about the specific allegations made about the three departments and had talked about Sir Gus O’Donnell seeking assurances […]

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Israeli explusions

Asked if it had been indicated that there will or will not be any retaliatory expulsions/withdrawals of British diplomats, the PMS said the Foreign Secretary yesterday met Israeli Foreign Minister Lieberman, handed over a letter seeking formal assurance from him that in future the State of Israel would never be party to the misuse of […]

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BA Strike

Asked if there were any updates on the situation, the PMS said that the Prime Minister had been kept in close touch. Asked if the Prime Minister had had any contact with Willie Walsh or representatives from Unite, the PMS said that he wouldn’t comment on what conversations the Prime Minister may or may not […]

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Strikes

Put that British Gas workers had voted for strike action, and tomorrow we have public sector, Civil Servant strike action and Unite and RMT are apparently going to decide on Thursday for strike action, the PMS was asked whether the Prime Minister feared we are in a new age of industrial strikes. The PMS replied […]

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Cabinet

The Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) said that they discussed the upcoming Budget this morning at Cabinet and the Prime Minister spoke about the European Council meeting coming up and the importance of a G20 initiative on growth. The European Council meeting would also be the first full opportunity to review the issue of climate change […]

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Lobbying

Asked if the Prime Minister remained of the view that there was no need for an inquiry into the lobbying allegations, the PMS said that the Prime Minister was clear that there must be no blurring of the line between public service and private gain, and therefore completely condemned the claims made by former Ministers. […]

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Misc

Asked if the Prime Minister could confirm the expulsion of an Israeli diplomat from the UK, the PMS said that there would be a Written Ministerial Statement this afternoon on this and people should wait for that. The Foreign Office Permanent Secretary had met with the Israeli Ambassador yesterday, but there was nothing to add […]

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