Asked for a comment on reports that the Cabinet Secretary had written a paper on a Plan B’ for the economy in the event of an economic downturn, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) told the assembled press that the Treasury had already responded to the reports. We had set out our economic plan to tackle […]
Asked whether the NHS was now facing a real terms decrease in funds, the PMS said that we had set out the details on health spending at the time of the Spending Review and nothing had changed. Put that the OBR’s forecast had changed, the PMS said that the Government always set out spending plans […]
Asked if the Cabinet Manual was a first draft of a new written constitution, the PMS advised people to wait for its publication. Asked why it was being published, the PMS said that this was not setting out new rules, but bringing issues together in one place. These were issues of public interest, such as […]
Local Government Spending
Asked why relatively wealthy parts of the country were given generous settlements while poorer parts of the country were faced with large cuts in spending, the PMS said that Eric Pickles had set out the figures yesterday. Put that the settlement was unfair, the PMS said that we thought it was a fair settlement; we […]
Asked if the Prime Minister had full confidence in the Met Police Commissioner, the PMS replied that he did. Asked what the Prime Minister’s view was on control orders, the PMS said that we were looking at that issue and would be making a decision soon. Asked if the Government was confident of winning the […]
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