» Thursday, June 30, 2011

Afternoon press briefing for 30 June 2011

Thursday 30 June 2011 Press briefing from the Prime Minister’s spokesperson on: Public Sector Strikes. original source.

Briefing took place at 15:45 | Read whole briefing | Comments (0)

Pakistan

When asked if the Prime Minister would raise the subject of British military trainers being expelled from Pakistan, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) told the assembled press that this was an opportunity to build on the Prime Minister’s visit to Pakistan in April and to enhance our cooperation on a number of issues. The PMS […]

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Public Sector Strikes

Asked for an update on the strike situation, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) told the assembled press that the civil service had put rigorous contingency plans in place as expected today and essential public services were up and running, with border controls in place, and job centres and pensions offices open for business. Civil service […]

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Scottish By-Election

Asked for a response from the Prime Minister on the by-election, the PMS said that the Prime Minister had not given a response. Asked if the Prime Minister now accepted that the question of independence would now be a big constitutional matter for this Parliament as well as the Scottish Parliament, the PMS advised journalists […]

Briefing took place at 15:45 | Read whole briefing | Comments (0)

Public Sector Strikes

Asked for an update on the strike situation, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) told the assembled press that the civil service had put rigorous contingency plans in place as expected today and essential public services were up and running, with border controls in place, and job centres and pensions offices open for business. Civil service […]

Briefing took place at 15:45 | Read whole briefing | Comments (0)

Immigration

Asked about Iain Duncan-Smith’s comments and whether the Government was looking at any other measures to restrict the in-flow of migrants into Britain, the PMS said that the Welfare Secretary had been invited to speak in Spain. As far as immigration was concerned, the Welfare Secretary would set out Government policy in his speech and […]

Briefing took place at 15:45 | Read whole briefing | Comments (0)

Strike Action

Asked if the PM was satisfied with Francis Maude’s comments on pension reforms being untenable and unaffordable, the PMS said people were getting caught up in a debate about semantics. He added that, as Hutton set out in his interim report, the Commission determined that longer term structural reform of pensions was required’. He further […]

Briefing took place at 10:00 | Read whole briefing | Comments (0)

Morning press briefing for 30 June 2011

Thursday 30 June 2011 Press briefing from the Prime Minister’s spokesperson on: Strike Action, Bail Ruling, Scottish Universities, Job Losses At Lloyds, Royal Finances and EU Budget. original source.

Briefing took place at 10:00 | Read whole briefing | Comments (0)

Strike Action

Asked if the PM was satisfied with Francis Maude’s comments on pension reforms being untenable and unaffordable, the PMS said people were getting caught up in a debate about semantics. He added that, as Hutton set out in his interim report, the Commission determined that longer term structural reform of pensions was required’. He further […]

Briefing took place at 10:00 | Read whole briefing | Comments (0)

Bail Ruling

Asked why the Home Office had not prepared for emergency legislation when we had known the ruling had been deliberated for weeks, the PMS said Policing Minister, Nick Herbert, would be updating the House on this matter shortly and we would address the issue with the utmost urgency. original source.

Briefing took place at 10:00 | Read whole briefing | Comments (0)

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