Asked if control orders had been discussed at Cabinet that morning, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) said it had not been, but that it had been discussed earlier in the month when there had been broad agreement on policy. He added there would be an announcement the following day. original source.
Asked if the Prime Minister had met James Murdoch, the PMS answered that the Prime Minister met people working in the media at various times. Details of those meetings were published on a quarterly basis. He added, with regard to the decision on NewsCorp and BSkyB, that it was the decision of the Secretary of […]
The PMS was asked what the Prime Minister thought of the GDP figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) that morning. He answered that the Prime Minister agreed with the Chancellor that they were disappointing. He added that as the UK came out of recession, experience showed that a choppy period was to […]
Asked whether Downing Street would be getting a cat, the PMS said no decision had been taken. Asked if the Prime Minister was due to announce a new director of communications, the PMS said nothing was imminent. original source.
Asked if the Prime Minister was confident there wouldn’t be a double dip recession, the PMS said that it was worth noting what the ONS itself had said about the impact of the cold weather on this quarter. It was also worth noting the negative contribution from construction, which was historically a very volatile part […]
Asked if the Prime Minister thought that Ofcom was doing a good job, the PMS said that Ofcom was an independent regulator. Asked if the Prime Minister still wanted to change or abolish it, the PMS advised people to speak to DCMS about the Government’s policy on Ofcom. Asked if the Prime Minister was happy […]
Asked if the Prime Minister had any fears over whether his phone had been hacked into, the PMS said no, he did not. Asked about the Russian airport bomb and whether there was any more information, the PMS said that there had only been one British fatality, rather than two, as had been reported in […]
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