» Monday, September 17, 2012

Lord Ashcroft

Asked what Lord Ashcroft’s role was, the PMS said that he had taken on a specific role helping veterans and advising on their transition into civilian life. He was an advisor, but not a Government minister.

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Press briefing morning 17 September 2012

Monday 17 September 2012 BAE, welfare reforms, aid consultants, women on boards, Camp Bastion were discussed at this press briefing

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BAE

Asked whether the Government still held a golden share in BAE, and what the Government stance was on a potential merger with EADS, the PMS said that it was a market sensitive issue and was not going to discuss the merger, but the Government still held a golden share in BAE.

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Welfare Reforms

Asked whether the PM and Cabinet Secretary were completely happy with the direction of Universal Credit welfare reforms, the PMS said that Universal Credit was on track and on budget. It would simplify the welfare system and ensure that work paid. This was a complicated project and would be managed according. Asked whether the PM […]

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Women on Boards

Asked whether the PM was happy about proposed EU quotas for women on company boards, the PMS said that we do not see any merit in imposing quotas, and we do not see it as an issue for the EU. This should be an issue for individual countries to consider. Looking at recent figures for […]

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Economy

Asked whether the PM would share Sir John Major’s view on the economy, that the darkest hours were behind us, the PMS said that there were still significant challenges for the UK economy. We were dealing with a significant overhang of debt and the Eurozone situation remained very difficult. We were tackling those problems in […]

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Camp Bastion

Asked what steps had been taken to find out how the perimeter of Camp Bastion was breached, the PMS said that there would be an investigation of the incident. It was important to point out that incidents such as this involved isolated, rogue elements of the Afghan national security forces and that tens of thousands […]

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Aid Consultants

Asked whether the PM was concerned about the level of money going to aid consultants, the PMS said that the Government had completely overhauled its aid programme. Over the last two years there had been a thorough review of all programmes to ensure that money was going where it was most needed. We had made […]

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» Thursday, September 13, 2012

Press briefing afternoon 13 September 2012

Thursday 13 September 2012 Hillsborough, DECC advisors and Europe were discussed at this press briefing

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Press briefing afternoon 13 September 2012

Thursday 13 September 2012 Hillsborough, Greg Barker and Europe were discussed at this press briefing

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