The Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) informed the assembled press that the Prime Minister spoke to President Pinera of Chile yesterday afternoon. The Prime Minister offered his warm congratulations on the success of the rescue operation. The thoughts of the British people were with the people of Chile. There was huge admiration in Britain for the remarkable [...]
Asked why the Home Office was issuing new guidance on returning asylum seekers to Zimbabwe and what had changed in Zimbabwe to effect the change, the PMS said that the situation had been kept under review and was recognition of progress in the country and that there was a new Government in place. The PMS [...]
Asked if the Linda Norgrove case would be discussed in the Prime Minister’s meeting with General Petraeus today, the PMS confirmed that he expected it to be discussed, but he made it clear that it was not our intention to provide a day by day account of the investigation. Our objective and our priority was [...]
Asked how many quangos were actually disappearing as a result of that day’s announcement, the PMS said that as a result of the announcement more than half of those bodies would be reformed in some way to ensure that they were designed in the right way to do their job. As Frances Maude was making [...]
Put that the changes to pensions meant the middle classes were being squeezed again, the PMS said the last Government had put in place some proposals to restrict the amount of pension relief for people on higher incomes. Those changes had not yet come in but were expected to raise around four billion pounds. There [...]
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