Flood Defence Funding
Asked if the Prime Minister would be correcting his statement to House on floods, given that there had been a cut in the amount of funding, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) told the assembled press that it wasn’t the Government’s practice to correct accurate statements. Put that there had been an 11% cut in funding, […]
Asked about a migration report that suggested that visa numbers should go up to between 37,000 and 43,000, considerably higher than the current 24,000 cap, the PMS said that he would not comment beyond what had already been said by Damian Green. We would announce details of our policy shortly and we would look at […]
Asked if the Prime Minister saw a request for assistance from the Irish Government in a different way to requests from any other Eurozone country, the PMS replied that he did not have anything to add to what the Chancellor had said on this yesterday. The PMS said that the Chancellor had made the point […]
Asked for an idea of what the Prime Minister would be discussing at the NATO Summit tomorrow, the PMS said that the Prime Minister’s priorities for the summit would be NATO reform, including driving efficiencies through that organisation, taking some decisions on missile defence and securing a strong message of solidarity from allies on Afghanistan. […]
Put that Labour had asked for an apology over the Prime Minister’s comments on Ruth Mackenzie in yesterday’s PMQs, the PMS replied that he would need to check the records, but what he thought the Prime Minister had done was to quote from a newspaper. original source.
Asked if the Prime Minister was concerned that a senior official at the MOD thought that the SDSR process had badly damaged morale at the department, the PMS said that this was in reference to a story in the Telegraph and the Defence Secretary had responded to that. The PMS added that the Defence Secretary […]
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