President Van Rompuy
Asked what the Prime Minister discussed with President Van Rompuy, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) said that they discussed growth, jobs and the upcoming European Council. original source.
Asked what the Prime Minister’s position was on the fair fuel stabiliser, the PMS said that the Prime Minister had asked the Treasury to look at this issue, which they were doing. If there was an announcement on this it would be in the Budget. original source.
Asked about the progress of the AV vote and if the Government was considering dropping part of the Bill, the PMS said that the Bill remained as set out originally and it was our intention to take it through. We were confident that the legislation would be in place for the referendum to go [...]
Asked if the Prime Minister was pleased at the German support that seemed to be emerging for the new rescue scheme for the Eurozone, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) said that there was a lot of speculation but there was no specific proposal on the table. Our position was that stability of the Eurozone [...]
Asked about transparency regarding bankers’ bonuses, the PMS said that Chancellor said in his statement a few days ago that he wanted to reach a new settlement where banks paid smaller bonuses and were also more transparent about those they paid. These issues were part of ongoing discussions between the Treasury and the banks. original [...]
Asked what the Prime Minister made of John Redwood’s comments on inflation, the PMS said that monetary policy and interest rate decisions were matters for the Bank of England, taken independently of the Government. Put that the Bank of England were failing to keep inflation at the target level, the PMS referred journalists to the most [...]
Put that there was speculation that the two parts of the AV Bill would be separated, the PMS said that there were no proposals to divide those two measures: they were part of the same package and that was the intention from day one, as set out in the coalition agreement. original source.
Asked if the Prime Minister thought it was fair that central government cuts in funding to areas such as Manchester resulted in the loss of double the amount of jobs expected, the PMS said that the specific decision the journalist referred to was a matter for that particular council. This all went back to [...]
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