Asked if the recommendations on Sentencing had been finalised, the PMS said that the responses to the consultation were being considered. He added that when the time came he would expect the MoJ to publish a response to the green paper, and give an announcement in the House of Commons. original source.
Asked if the PM gave the accurate timeline for the equalisation of retirement ages for men and women at 66, the PMS confirmed that he did. He confirmed that equalisation to 66 would start from 2018 and be completed in 2020. The PMS also pointed out that this was still being discussed [...]
Asked if the PM agreed with the Chief Secretary to the Treasury (CST) when he said that Libya costs would reach hundreds of millions, the PMS said that the next cost estimates would be presented to Parliament in the established way. Asked if the CST speaking out of turn or trying to soften up the public [...]
Asked what the UK’s potential liabilities were if Greece required a second bail-out, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) told the assembled press that he would not get into speculating about another country’s finances. There had been a meeting of Eurozone ministers last night and they had made a statement after that meeting. Put that we contributed [...]
Asked if the Prime Minister was sympathetic towards women who would have to work longer under the new pension proposals, the PMS replied that this was something that had come up in PMQs last week and the Prime Minister had made the point that all parties had supported the equalisation of the pension age between [...]
Asked if there had been any movement on the Government’s position on strike laws, the PMS said that the positioned remained the same and they remained under review. Asked about Chris Huhne’s comments on Conservatives in the Government acting like ideological zealots’ over the deregulation of climate change laws, the PMS said that we were [...]
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