Asked whether there had been a discussion at Cabinet on whether there would be a referendum later in the year on the issue, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) said the plan was to keep to the timetable that had been set out. original source.
Asked whether the Prime Minister was consulted on the decision that the Iraq Inquiry should not publish certain documents, the PMS said that this was a decision made by the Cabinet Secretary and that the process adhered to was set out in the protocol when the Chilcot Inquiry was established. He added that the Prime […]
Asked about the forthcoming Commons vote on the issue, the PMS said that a debate would be welcomed and that the Government would listen to what Parliament had to say. He added that the Prime Minister had made clear his position: that he would like to keep to an absolute minimum the number of prisoners […]
Asked about the position of Andy Coulson regarding alleged phone hacking at the News of the World, the PMS said that the Prime Minister had answered questions on the issue the previous morning in an interview and that there was nothing to further to add. original source.
The Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) began by giving a read-out of Cabinet. There had been a discussion on the Health Bill, a discussion on employment and the labour market and a discussion of parliamentary business, including the AV Bill. The key message in regard to this was that Cabinet was clear and united that we […]
Asked if the Government would delay the referendum rather than see the Bill being split, the PMS replied that he would not get into speculation about that. Asked if the Government was still looking to get the Bill through intact and on time, the PMS said that that was still our intention. The PMS said […]
Act of Settlement
Asked if there was any discussion in Cabinet on Succession and the Act of Settlement, the PMS said that there wasn’t. When asked for a Government position on the Bill, the PMS replied that amending the Act of Settlement was a complex and difficult matter that required careful consideration. The Government accepted that the provisions […]
Asked about a possible torture inquiry, the PMS said that we had announced that there would be a torture inquiry, but there had been a couple of steps to get through before that could begin. One of these steps related to some police enquiries that were yet to be completed, so the Inquiry had not […]
Asked whether the Prime Minister agreed with the Chairman of RBS that some bankers were paid too much, the PMS said that the Government had set out its position on bonuses. Asked how happy the Prime Minister was with the way the Bank of England was conducting its policy of keeping inflation down, the PMS […]
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