» Friday, July 9, 2010

Prime Minister’s visit to the South West

Asked why the Prime Minister was visiting a junior school today rather than a secondary school in need of building work, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) said that the Prime Minister was going to this particular school because the head teacher had sent in a submission to the spending review. Asked what the teacher had […]

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Office for Budget Responsibility

Asked when the Government became aware that the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) had made changes to their forecast regarding job losses, the PMS said that reporters should speak to the Treasury about the process leading up to the Budget. The most important point was that this was the OBR’s forecast and it was independent. […]

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Chief of Defence Staff

Asked if a new Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) would be announced next week, the PMS said that a process was underway to appoint a new CDS, and we would make an announcement when ready. Asked if the Prime Minister had been consulted about who the new CDS should be and if he would interview […]

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British Ambassador in Beirut

Asked what the Prime Minister thought about the blog posted by the British Ambassador in Beirut regarding Hezbollah, the PMS said that the Foreign Office had dealt with this; the Ambassador had been expressing a personal view and the blog had been taken down. original source.

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Jeffrey Johns

Put that the Prime Minister had been urged to overrule the nomination of the openly gay Dean of St Albans, Jeffrey Johns for the next Bishop of Southwark, the PMS said that there were changes made to the process under the last government, and effectively the Prime Minister accepted the name that came forward. The […]

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