Asked whether the Prime Minister thought that it was in the British taxpayer’s interest to bail out Ireland, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) told the assembled press that it was his understanding that there wasn’t a request being made. The PMS added that he would not get into any speculation about Ireland. When asked what […]
Asked whether the report in the Guardian was correct, the PMS replied that there was a statement in the Budget on the issue of wellbeing. This had said there was a lot of work being done on the measurement of wellbeing. The Prime Minister had also made reference to wellbeing in his speech to the […]
Asked if the Prime Minister had agreed to relaxing the Immigration cap so that the UK could attract foreign talent’, the PMS said the Government’s position was that we had not made any final decisions on the policy as yet. The Prime Minister had said in PMQs that he thought that it was possible to […]
DPM In Holland
On whether the Deputy Prime Minister’s trip to the Netherlands was partly down to the fact that he was Dutch, the PMS replied that he didn’t believe that was the reason for the trip. original source.
Civil Service Posts
On whether the Cabinet Secretary had finished his review into the hiring of staff on short-term contracts, the PMS replied that there was a system in place in Government departments which enabled appointments to be made on fixed-term contracts. The PMS added that this had long been the case and was an established procedure. The […]
Asked if the Prime Minister had expressed a view on bankers’ bonuses, the PMS replied that the Government’s position on pay was that we believed that pay should reflect and reward long-term value creation and not short-term risk taking. There were FSA rules in place to that effect. Put that the Prime Minister would not […]
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