Asked what the Prime Minister thought of Vince Cable’s comments regarding abstaining from the tuition fees vote, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) said that the fact that Liberal Democrat MPs would be able to abstain on this issue was announced by way of the Coalition Document many months ago, so it shouldn’t be that much [...]
Health White Paper
Asked if the alcohol tax changes were part of the Health White Paper, the PMS said that they were part of the strategy to deal with problem drinking. Asked if the changes applied to cider as well, the PMS said that changes were made in the March Budget regarding the definition of cider, which had an [...]
The Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) said that today’s announcement on alcohol duty was part of our wider strategy to tackle problem drinking. The Health White paper today would say we need a new approach to public health: one that directly involves the many influences on our choices. Too many people die too young, spending too [...]
Asked what the Prime Minister’s view on the timing and content of the Panorama programme into FIFA was, the PMS said the Prime Minister made his position clear in the interview with Football Focus at the end of last week and there was nothing further to add. original source.
Asked what the Prime Minister’s position was on Gary McKinnon, the PMS said that the Home Secretary was still considering the case and when a decision was reached an announcement would be made. Asked why the decision was taking so long, the PMS said that it was a matter for the Home Office. Asked whether the Prime [...]
Asked whether the Prime Minister was happy for Prince Andrew to remain a trade ambassador given the latest Wikileaks reports, the PMS said that he would not provide commentary on any Wikileaks cables. original source.
Asked if Wikileaks had been discussed at Cabinet this morning, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) said that the Foreign Secretary gave a brief update of the position but no discussion took place. Asked if we were looking at our own security in light of these leaks, the PMS said that it was something we kept constantly [...]
Asked if it was the Government’s position that when the mechanism ran dry we would not be the part of any future bailout in the EU area unless we chose to do a bilateral, the PMS said, yes. The mechanism had been agreed in early May and was agreed due to the exceptional circumstances [...]
Asked about the vote on tuition fees and if Liberal Democrats would abstain, the PMS said that this was covered in the Coalition Document. The Government had a programme and intended to implement that programme. original source.
Asked if the Prime Minister was talking to anyone at the BBC ahead of the Panorama programme on FIFA tonight, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) said that the Prime Minister had set out his view over the weekend during his Football Focus interview. No contact was expected between Downing Street and the BBC. original source.
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