Asked about tomorrow’s regional Cabinet, the Prime Minister’s Spokeswoman (PMS) said that tomorrow’s Cabinet was about boosting economic growth in the regions. Asked if there would be an announcement, the PMS said that reporters would have to wait and see. original source.
Prime Minister’s speech
Asked about the Prime Minister’s speech tonight at The Times CEO event, the PMS said that the Prime Minister would be talking about how the Government could live within its means, and more widely how the country could live within its means within a global context. original source.
Culture Secretary / sport
Asked if the Prime Minister had full confidence in the Culture Secretary after his comments regarding Hillsborough, the PMS said that the Prime Minister had full confidence in the Culture Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, who had apologised, spoken to the local MP and would be meeting with family members. Put that there was an issue with Ministers [...]
Asked if the Prime Minister had full confidence in Lynne Featherstone following her comments on Incapacity Benefit, the PMS said that the Prime Minister had full confidence in Lynne Featherstone. Put that the US owed Britain money for unpaid congestion charges and asked if the special relationship between the US and UK would make any difference [...]
Asked about the theme of the Regional Cabinet, the Prime Minister’s Spokeswoman (PMS) said it would be around enterprise and growth. The PMS said that the Government had made it very clear that the regions are immensely important, particularly to enterprise and growth. Asked about other elements of the Regional Cabinet, the PMS confirmed that other [...]
Afghanistan / David Richards interview
Asked about the Prime Minister’s view on the David Richards interview at the weekend, the PMS said that the Prime Minister had made it very clear that reconciliation was a key part of the strategy in Afghanistan, and that the Afghanistan strategy not only included the military but also political and development aspects. original source.
Benefit cuts / welfare
Asked whether the Prime Minister believed that there could be substantial cuts in the budget for Incapacity Benefit (IB), the PMS referred reporters to the Chancellor’s comments in the Budget; the talents of millions were being wasted and billions were spent on it in the process. We needed to increase the incentives to work, reduce [...]
Final salary pensions
Asked whether final salary pensions would go, the PMS said that it was all part of the spending review. original source.
Asked for a view on the Gleneagles promises of $25bn for Africa being left out of the final G8/ G20 communique, the PMS said the G20/ G8 discussions were generally successful and that the Prime Minister’s view was that perhaps not everything the Government wanted to achieve was achieved but that it had been a [...]
Asked whether the Prime Minister had made or intended to make representations to Sepp Blatter about the introduction of technology in football matches, the PMS said that the Prime Minister had not spoken to Sepp Blatter and had been expressing a view when asked a direct question about that yesterday. The PMS said that the [...]
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