Morning press briefing for 25 July 2011
Monday 25 July 2011 Press briefing from the Prime Minister’s spokesperson on: Norway Attacks, Economy and Phone Hacking. original source.
The Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) began by saying that the National Security Council had met this morning. The PMS said that they had discussed the tragic events in Norway last week and took stock of the UK’s ability to respond to threats from terrorism and extremism. The meeting agreed that the UK was well prepared to [...]
Asked if the Bank of England should engage in more quantitative easing, the PMS replied that it was a matter for the Bank of England. On whether Vince Cable was right to suggest that the Bank of England should do that, the PMS advised journalists that what Vince Cable had said was that it was [...]
Asked about the impartiality of Lord Leveson following reports that he had attended two parties at the house of Rupert Murdoch in the past year, the PMS said that the Prime Minister and the Lord Chief Justice were made aware of the events being referred to. The PMS said that we had been given one [...]
Morning press briefing for 19 July 2011
Tuesday 19 July 2011 Press briefing from the Prime Minister’s spokesperson on: Public Sector Pensions, Phone Hacking, Special Advisors and David Laws. original source.
Public Sector Pensions
Asked for more information about the Chief Secretary of the Treasury’s announcement, the PMDS (Prime Minister’s Deputy Spokesperson) referred to his statement. Asked whether a top level agreement had been reached between the TUC and Government to move to scheme level discussions, the PMDS said central discussions were continuing and suggested people spoke to the Treasury [...]
Asked whether we had published an updated list of meetings, the PMDS said we had and that it had gone up on the website yesterday. Asked if this was the final list, the PMDS said it was as final as final could be. She added that the key point here was that the information had to [...]
Asked whether the WMS on special advisors was a routine list, the PMDS said it was a list of special advisors in post as of today. original source.
Asked whether the PM welcomed the return of David Laws MP to a more prominent role in parliamentary life, the PMDS said he hadn’t made any particular comments on this but she would check. original source.
Afternoon press briefing for 18 July 2011
Monday 18 July 2011 Press briefing from the Prime Minister’s spokesperson on: Phone Hacking. original source.
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