Asked what the Prime Minister’s Spokeswoman (PMS) had meant this morning when she used the term long haul’ in relation to Libya, the PMS said that she had been summarising comments made at this morning’s Cabinet but had not name checked them. People should wait for the Foreign Secretary’s statement this afternoon on Libya, but […]
Council of Europe Conference
Asked what Ken Clarke would be saying at the Council of Europe Conference, the PMS said that he would be setting out our position on the European Court of Human Rights and our commitment to reform. Asked what the position was regarding super injunctions, the PMS said we were waiting for the outcome of a […]
Asked if the Prime Minister, Chancellor and Business Secretary had had access to the growth figures out tomorrow at Cabinet this morning, the PMS said who had pre-access was not relevant to the discussion because the [unpublished] GDP figures were not discussed in anyway; reference was made to retrospectively published reports and forecasts. Put that […]
Asked what the mood was at Cabinet this morning, the PMS said that the mood was good and it was business as usual. There was banter in the margins relating to what was discussed at the meeting. Asked what wedding gift the Cabinet was giving to Prince William and Kate Middleton, the PMS said that […]
Asked whether the Chancellor knew what the growth figures due out tomorrow would be, the PMS advised the assembled press to speak to the Treasury. The PMS said that the growth figures were not discussed at Cabinet. Asked to characterise the comments made by the Chancellor at Cabinet, the PMS replied that the Chancellor had […]
Asked if there had been any reference made at Cabinet to reports in the media over the weekend about Coalition Ministers not getting on or the AV campaign, the PMS said that it had not been discussed and it was business as usual at Cabinet. Asked about a report in the Times that claimed that […]
Asked if the Prime Minister thought that the Syrian President still had a role to play in the future of his country after being clear that Qadhafi should play no part in the future of Libya, the PMS said that the Foreign Secretary would update the House this afternoon on all the issues regarding the […]
On what had been discussed at Cabinet in terms of Libya, the PMS replied that the Prime Minister and Foreign Secretary gave an update; the general tone had been that there were grounds for optimism and progress was being made. The PMS added that it was felt that the alliance was holding up well, but […]
Asked if the Crown Prince of Bahrain was now not attending the Royal Wedding due to pressure from the British Government over human rights, the PMS said that it was her understanding that it had been a decision made by the Crown Prince of Bahrain. The PMS said that invitations for the wedding were handled […]
Asked if the Prime Minister was still looking to toughen up the law on trade union ballots, the PMS replied that the Government position had not changed; there were no current plans for tougher laws to restrict strike action. The Prime Minister had made clear in the Commons recently, that we were happy to look […]
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