Asked whether the PM was worried about unregistered private investigators breaking the law, the PMS said that the PM expected the law enforcement agencies to take tough action on illegal activity. Ministers would be legislating private investigators shortly. original source.
Asked about the PM?s comments on Tony Blair and lobbying, the PMS said that the PM has spoken with Tony Blair on various occasions in the past. Pushed for more detail, the PMS said that the government regularly publishes meetings held with external organisations. original source.
Asked whether the PM is sad to see that minimum pricing will not go ahead, the PMS said that the government is banning sales of alcohol below the level of alcohol duty plus VAT, taking action to deal with the problems that have been seen with very cheap alcohol promotion. Asked why the PM has […]
Asked if the PM would take another look at who the UK trades arms with, the PMS said the government already has one of most rigorous arms exports controls in the world. NHS Asked if the PM apologises for a smear campaign against Andy Burnham, the PMS did not accept the premise of the question […]
Asked whether the PM has been influenced by Lynton Crosby on cigarette packaging, the PMS said that Lynton Crosby does not provide advice to government, he does election strategy for the Conservative party. Asked about health ministers? meetings with tobacco companies, the PMS said that ministers? meetings are published and referred the lobby to the […]
Asked why the government hasn?t published the ministerial register of interests, the PMS said it would be published shortly reflecting the interests of current ministers. NHS Asked if the PM holds any Labour ministers responsible for unnecessary deaths in the upcoming Keogh review, the PMS said it was right that we wait for the publication. […]
Asked what the PM hopes to achieve from the educational review for 16 to 18 year olds, the PMS said that the ambition that sits at the heart of this and at the heart of all education initiatives is that we want to do everything we can to ensure children can fulfil their own ambitions. […]
Asked if the PM would welcome the publication of Lynton Crosby?s lobbying interests, the PMS replied that this government is committed to transparency in third party interests on politics which is why this week we are publishing the lobbying bill with a statutory register of lobbyists. Asked if Lynton Crosby had disclosed who his other […]
Asked if the PM would like to repeat the Chancellor?s words on tax rises being limited, the PMS said that the Chancellor was setting out a post-election fiscal position. The PMS said that the PM supports the work the Chancellor is doing in this area. original source.
Asked whether the PM agrees with the Chancellor?s enthusiasm for the Coalition, the PMS referred the lobby to the press statements at the time about the decisions taken to have a strong and stable government. original source.
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