Asked why the Government felt the need to table a Programme Motion this evening rather than letting the debate run its course, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) told the assembled press that the issue had been debated at length and there was an opportunity for MPs to vote on Thursday. On whether Vince Cable had […]
House of Commons security
Asked if the Prime Minister agreed with various MPs that the security procedures at the House of Commons needed to be looked at again, the PMS said that the immigration authorities were looking at the case being alluded to. Security matters in the House were a matter for the House authorities, but the PMS advised […]
Asked if the Prime Minister was planning to meet with Lib Dem MPs this week ahead of the tuition fees vote on Thursday, the Prime Minister’s Spokeswoman (PMS) said the Prime Minister regularly had meetings with Ministers and MPs on a variety of issues. Asked if the Prime Minister was confident that the Government would […]
Asked if the Prime Minister had received any special briefing regarding the Liberal Democrat MP’s member of staff who was accused of being a spy, the PMS said that she would not comment on individual cases. This case was a matter for the immigration authorities. Asked if the Prime Minister was happy that people such […]
Asked if today’s announcement on tax avoidance was purely coincidental given the vote on tuition fees later this week, the PMS that we had set out in the June Budget that the Government was committed to tackling tax avoidance, and had been clear that it would build in sustainable defences to address long-standing avoidance risks. […]
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