Asked how many photos of the Prime Minister Andrew Parsons had taken today, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) told the assembled press that he would not be getting into the habit of giving out details of what each and every civil servant was doing each day. When asked if the Civil Service recommended that Andrew […]
Asked about the salary of the new incoming Chief Executive of Lloyds and whether the Prime Minister thought it was appropriate, the PMS said that this was an appointment made by the board of Lloyds. The Treasury would have been consulted through UK Financial Investments in its position as major shareholder in that bank. The […]
Business Advisory Group
Asked who was attending the Business Advisory Group, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) read the list of attendees. original source.
Asked whether the Prime Minister expects all his Ministers to vote for a change in tuition fees, the PMS said that it is Government policy and the usual approach is that Government Minister’s support Government policies. PMS added that Ministers are bound by collective responsibility. However we were in a coalition government and there were […]
Asked what Andy Parsons would be taking photographs of today and what proportion of the time he would be working for the Prime Minister, the PMS said that Andy Parsons is a Cabinet Office employee and his role involves taking photographs of Cabinet Ministers. original source.
Asked whether the Prime Minister had spoken to President Obama following the US mid-term elections, the PMS replied that he had not and added that this was a matter for the people of the United States. original source.
Israeli ‘Strategic Dialogue’
Asked whether the Israeli decision to suspend the strategic dialogue over universal jurisdiction was seen as a rebuke given the Foreign Secretary was there, the PMS said that we are in discussions with Israel regarding dates for the next round of the strategic dialogue and we have a good relationship with the Israeli government. The […]
Asked whether the immigration cap was going to work, the PMS replied that it would work and the Government would set out its proposals soon. The PMS added that the Government was looking at options for a cap and looking at the immigration system more generally. original source.
Asked if the Prime Minister was pleased about Lloyd’s Bank’s announcement that it had hired the head of Santander, the PMS said we welcome that appointment. The PMS added that it was worth noting the success that Santander had in increasing lending to small businesses in the UK and hopefully that success is something that […]
Put that the Prime Minister would be giving a speech tomorrow with the Mayor of London present and asked whether the two of them have spoken since the Mayor’s comments on housing benefit last week, the PMS said there had been no meeting. original source.
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