The Prime Minister has sent a letter to the Brazilian President Dilma Roussef on the floods. It reads: I was deeply moved and saddened by the terrible flooding that has caused such destruction and tragedy in Rio and Sao Paulo states in recent days. I have been following events closely and wanted to send you, […]
Put that the Bribery Act was being reviewed as part of the growth review and asked if that meant the Government was preparing to soften some of its provisions, the Prime Minister’s Spokeswoman (PMS) said that the growth review was looking at all areas of government policy to see what we could do in order […]
Alternative Vote Bill
Asked if the date of the referendum would be moved if the AV Bill didn’t get through in time, the PMS said that we were committed to the date of the referendum, and we were confident the bill would get through. original source.
Tanker drivers strike
Asked if the Prime Minister had a message for tanker drivers considering strike action, the PMS said that this industrial action was a matter for the particular unions and drivers involved. More generally, we wanted any strike action that caused disruption to be avoided. original source.
Asked if there was anyway the Government could act to cut fuel duty before the Budget, the PMS said that tax decisions were a matter for the Chancellor at the time of the Budget, but the Prime Minister had made clear that he was understanding of the suffering of motorists at this time, and had […]
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