» Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Afternoon press briefing for 29 June 2011

Wednesday 29 June 2011 Press briefing from the Prime Minister’s spokesperson on: Strike action, Greek vote, EU, Police bail ruling, Libya and Business rates. original source.

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

Strike action

Asked if civil servants had been informed they could bring their children to work tomorrow, the PMS said that the civil service covered many different organisations but it was his understanding that some parts had been told that they could bring their kids to work. Asked if Downing Street staff had been encouraged to bring […]

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

Strike action

Asked if civil servants had been informed they could bring their children to work tomorrow, the PMS said that the civil service covered many different organisations but it was his understanding that some parts had been told that they could bring their kids to work. Asked if Downing Street staff had been encouraged to bring […]

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

Greek vote

Asked for the PM’s views on the decision by Greek MPs to vote through austerity measures, the PMS said the PM had set out his views in the past, which were that Greece needs to address its problems and that’s what they were seeking to do through this austerity package. He explained that the next […]

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EU

Asked to respond to media reports that Steve Hilton and Oliver Letwin believed that the UK should leave the EU, the PMS said that wasn’t Government policy. Asked for the Government’s bottom line for the upcoming EU budget, the PMS said this was to protect the rebate because without it, the UK’s net contribution, as […]

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

Greek vote

Asked for the PM’s views on the decision by Greek MPs to vote through austerity measures, the PMS said the PM had set out his views in the past, which were that Greece needs to address its problems and that’s what they were seeking to do through this austerity package. He explained that the next […]

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

Police bail ruling

Asked for the Government’s response to the court ruling restricting the use of bail in England and Wales, the PMS said the Government would look to see whether it could appeal the decision and whether it was necessary to introduce legislation to deal with the issue. He added that this was a long standing convention […]

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

EU

Asked to respond to media reports that Steve Hilton and Oliver Letwin believed that the UK should leave the EU, the PMS said that wasn’t Government policy. Asked for the Government’s bottom line for the upcoming EU budget, the PMS said this was to protect the rebate because without it, the UK’s net contribution, as […]

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

Libya

Asked if the PM had been aware that the French had supplied weapons to Libyan civilians and whether the UK stood by its position not to, the PMS said he wasn’t aware of the announcement but the UK position was to abide by UN Security Council Resolution 1973. Asked whether the UK considered France’s actions […]

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

Police bail ruling

Asked for the Government’s response to the court ruling restricting the use of bail in England and Wales, the PMS said the Government would look to see whether it could appeal the decision and whether it was necessary to introduce legislation to deal with the issue. He added that this was a long standing convention […]

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

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