Put that the Prime Minister said he had first learned about this at the Cabinet meeting earlier in the day, and asked if this was correct or whether the Prime Minister had known that this was coming fairly imminently and that the morning’s news was just a confirmation, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman, (PMS), said that […]
Asked whether the Prime Minister agreed with the Deputy Prime Minister’s assessment that he was full of admiration for the Irish cuts process, the PMS said that the Irish Government had taken some difficult decisions and we supported them in those decisions. original source.
Andrew Parsons/Nicky Woodhouse
Asked if something had happened that had caused the Prime Minister to think again on this issue, the PMS said that the Prime Minister had reflected on this and had decided that they should go back to CCHQ for the reasons the PMS had already set out this morning. Asked how their duties would change […]
Put that the payments to the detainees had been referred to as settlements but in the Prime Minister’s statement in July, the Prime Minister had said that the Government would pay compensation where appropriate and asked if the legal position on this had changed, the PMS said that this was a settlement because the Government […]
Asked if the Justice Secretary’s oral statement this afternoon would contain any detail on the amount of the settlement, the PMS said the Justice Secretary would be confirming that we had reached a settlement; he would not be giving details of figures, due to the confidentiality agreement that had been made in the context of […]
Civil Service Posts
Asked why it was wrong to employ Andrew Parsons and Nicola Woodhouse in civil service posts and not other former Conservative staff, the PMS said that the people being referred to had been employed to do a cross-Government job. The reason for this was because we thought it would be an effective way of saving […]
Asked for a comment from the Prime Minister, the PMS replied that the Prime Minister was delighted to hear the news and had passed on his best wishes to the happy couple. original source.
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