Asked if the Prime Minister would address the possibility of any military action including no-fly zones during his statement this afternoon, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) told the assembled press that people would need to wait for the Prime Minister’s statement. He had set out yesterday that our focus had been getting British nationals out [...]
Asked how the Prime Minister would answer the charge that the current trip was initially going to be used as an opportunity to sell British produce including arms, and only in the last few days had it turned into the democracy tour’, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) told the assembled press that there were [...]
Asked if changing daylight saving hours would form a key part of the Strategy, the PMS said that in regard to changing daylight saving rules, consensus was key. People could expect the strategy to set out views on both sides, but there were sure to be lots of other useful and interesting proposals in the [...]
Public Sector Reform
Asked about the Prime Minister’s article that appeared this morning, the PMS replied that the Prime Minister had made clear that he wanted to set out his vision for public sector reform in the context of the Big Society. Put that the Prime Minister would have no problem with private companies supplying education and health services, [...]
Bill of Rights
Put that Lord McNally had ruled out any Bill of Rights having any kind of power over the European Court, the PMS said that a Commission would investigate the creation of a UK Bill of Rights, ensuring that British liberties were protected and the UK’s obligations under the convention on human rights were enshrined in [...]
Prime Minister’s meeting with President Barroso
Asked about the statement from the Prime Minister and President Barroso regarding the increasing under-representation of UK citizens in European Union institutions, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) said that we had 12.4% of the population of the EU, but only 4.9% of Commission staff, and this needed to be addressed. Asked if it had anything [...]
President Obama Sate Visit
Asked if the Prime Minister had anything to say about President Obama’s state visit, the PMS said that we were very pleased the visit was taking place and it was a sign of the strong and enduring relationship between the UK and the US. original source.
Asked if the Prime Minister thought that Caroline Spelman was the right person for the job of Environment Secretary, the PMS said yes. Asked how Caroline Spelman and the Prime Minister had reached a decision regarding the forests consultation, the PMS said that we didn’t usually go into details on decision-making; we made announcements once a [...]
Asked if the Prime Minister had a view on events in Bahrain, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) said that there would be an update on this from the Foreign Secretary later. We were deeply concerned by the events in Bahrain last night and by the level of violence. We would urge all sides to [...]
Asked if the Prime Minister was concerned about the substance or presentation of the consultation on forests, the PMS said the Secretary of State was making an announcement to the House of Commons later today. Asked if the Prime Minister had full confidence in Caroline Spelman, the PMS said yes. Asked if the Prime Minister had met [...]
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