» Thursday, July 11, 2013

statistics on children born out of wedlock

Asked about ONS statistics showing the number of children born out of wedlock, the PMS said the PM was a big believer in marriage and that all families bringing up children needed support. Asked whether a marriage tax allowance could reverse the trend, the PMS said there were 2 points to make. Firstly, the PM […]

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» Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Wimbledon

Asked for an explanation for the PM congratulating Andy Murray as the first ?player? to win Wimbledon in 77 years, the PMS explained that in the course of the PM?s enthusiasm, he used the word ?player? rather than ?man?. original source.

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Whitehall water supply

Asked whether there have been problems with the water at Downing Street, the PMS said that there were problems last night in the Whitehall area. original source.

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» Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Second jobs for MPs

Asked if the PM had any views on whether there should be a cap on second jobs for MPs, the PMS replied that when it came to rules of Parliament, it was a matter for the House. original source.

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Libor

Asked whether the ?loss? of Libor to New York is just the beginning of French, Germans and US ?getting their hands? on public services, the PMS said he does not agree that this is what is happening. He said that the government has put measures in place, including a criminal offence for making misleading statements […]

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» Monday, July 8, 2013

Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall

The PMS said the PM will send his very best wishes to the happy couple. original source.

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» Friday, July 5, 2013

Boris Johnson

Asked whether the PM thinks Boris Johnson had anyone in mind when he said that he didn?t think politicians should stick around for too long, the PMS explained that the question would be better directed to the Mayor of London. original source.

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» Thursday, July 4, 2013

Labour and party funding

Asked whether the PM is a fan of the Drenge (a musical band) the PMS said that he has not discussed this with the PM. Asked whether the PM is disappointed that there has been no progress on party funding for two years, the PMS explained that the Coalition Agreement has contained an ambition to […]

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» Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Economy

Asked if the Prime Minister agreed with the Cabinet Secretary that economic recovery would take 20 years, the Prime Minister?s Spokesperson (PMS) made clear that the economy was on the road to recovery but it would take time to recuperate from the deficit. Asked whether the Prime Minister is worried about the Portuguese economy, the […]

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Press regulation

Asked if the Prime Minister was concerned that the royal charter on press regulation was being postponed the PMS said that an alternative royal charter had been proposed by the press industry, but the charter needed full and thorough consideration which was currently underway. original source.

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