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 [...]
Asked why the plan for housing benefit had been dropped, the PMS said that we were announcing a massive reform to the system and for good reason. One pound in every three was spent on welfare and that amount had gone up dramatically over the past years. At the same time there were lots of [...]
Asked if the Prime Minister was pleased with last nights result, the PMS said that we were pleased to get the legislation through Parliament. original source.
Asked if the Prime Minister had anything to say on Libya and the violence there, the PMS said that they should respect the rights of people to peaceful protest and that any violent repression of protests was completely unacceptable. original source.
Asked about Iranian warships using the Suez Canal, the PMS said that we were concerned by those reports. original source.
Asked about warning from the President of the European Court on Human Rights regarding prisoner voting, the PMS said that the Prime Minister’s view was that we should keep the number of prisoners who had the vote to an absolute minimum. original source.
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