Asked what consultation there needed to be between the Government and the Palace about the Royal engagement, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) said that the Palace made their announcement yesterday and the Government stood ready to support in any way it could. Asked if the newly formed cross-departmental committee had met up today, the PMS […]
Asked if it helped Ireland to have a Treasury Minister stand up in the House of Commons and explain why they were in trouble, the PMS said it was well known that one of the issues in the run up to the global financial crisis was around banking regulation, which was why the global community […]
Asked if the Prime Minister had had any conversations with anyone since PMQs on the flooding in Cornwall, the PMS said that the Prime Minister would be regularly updated, but there were no specific conversations to report. Asked if was the Prime Minister’s practice to appear at PMQs even if the Leader of the Oppostion […]
Asked if the Prime Minister would use his visit to Lisbon to talk about Britain’s contribution to any possible help for Ireland, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) said that he would not add to speculation about the Irish economy. The fact remained that no formal request for assistance had been made. Asked if the Prime […]
Asked if yesterday, the day of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s engagement, was the best day to announce that the decision for the Prime Minister to have a personal photographer had been reversed, the PMS said that he did not usually provide commentary on the previous day’s news. There was nothing to add to what […]
Scottish and Welsh budgets
Put that there was an expectation that Scotland and Wales would blame London for imposing heavy spending cuts, the PMS said that we had been clear at the time of the Sending Review about our reasons for the spending reductions that were required. original source.
Parliamentary Private Secretaries
Asked why there were so many PPS’s, the PMS said that it was quite normal practice for Ministers to have PPS’s. original source.
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