Asked whether the subject of control orders was discussed at Cabinet, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) told the assembled press that it had. The Home Secretary had set out the position as it stood, there was broad agreement on the policy and there would be an announcement soon. On whether the Cabinet endorsed the policy, […]
Put that it was clear from comments made by the Chancellor that the Government had been able to negotiate a cap on the RBS bonus pot, the PMS said that the Chancellor was setting out the position to the House of Commons. The PMS added that talks between RBS and the UKFI were ongoing. Asked […]
Asked what the Prime Minister thought would happen to the reputation of the Commons if an MP was sentenced to a term of less than twelve months but remained an MP, the PMS said that the Prime Minister’s personal view was that it would be a very difficult situation. The PMS said that if someone […]
Cabinet: Jobs and Growth
The Prime Minister’s Spokesman said that this morning’s Cabinet focused on jobs and growth. The Chancellor said that the most important thing was to get the macroeconomic policies right. We were committed to delivering our plans on cutting the deficit and it was critical that we saw that process through. There was also a range […]
Asked why the Government had thrown the towel in over bankers’ bonuses, the PMS said that that was not the case. We set out yesterday that discussions were ongoing between the Treasury and the banks and we would not pre-empt the outcome of those discussions. Asked what the Prime Minister’s position was on the bonus […]
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