» Monday, November 18, 2013

Benefit fraud

Asked whether the PM would encourage people to inform the authorities if they knew of people cheating the benefits system, the PMS said there was an important point of principle: if people had evidence of wrongdoing, it was right and fair that the information was made available to the appropriate authorities. Published: 20 November 2013 […]

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» Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Terror prevention

Asked about measures to prevent terror and TPIM absconds, the PMS said there had been a recent case of an abscond and the priority remained to locate the individual. The government would see if there were lessons to be learnt from that specific case. Published: 13 November 2013 Organisation: Prime Minister’s Office, 10 Downing Street […]

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Lynton Crosby

Asked if Lynton Crosby had a Downing Street pass, the PMS confirmed that he did not. Published: 13 November 2013 Organisation: Prime Minister’s Office, 10 Downing Street Policies: Treating patients and service users with respect, dignity and compassion Reducing barriers to international free trade Topical event: First World War Centenary Minister: The Rt Hon David […]

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» Monday, November 11, 2013

Iran talks

Asked about the E3+3 talks with Iran, the PMS said the Foreign Secretary had said they were difficult negotiations. There was a deal on the table and it could be done. The entire E3+3 had said to the Iranian government that they needed to carefully consider the measures needed to reach agreement. Published: 13 November […]

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» Thursday, November 7, 2013

Chilcot Inquiry

Asked what the hold up was in the handing over information to the inquiry, the PMS said there nothing to add to what the PM had said in his most recent letter to Sir John Chilcot on 5 November. Published: 12 November 2013 Organisation: Prime Minister’s Office, 10 Downing Street Minister: The Rt Hon David […]

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Green policy

Asked to respond to accusations that the PM had abandoned his green policies, the PMS said the government had established the world?s first Green Investment Bank, had agreed a deal for the first new nuclear power station in a generation and gave support to businesses working in the green sector. The PM believed his government […]

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» Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Independent Living Fund

Asked if there was any reaction to the loss of the case on the Independent Living Fund in the Court of Appeal, the PMS said that obviously the government was disappointed by the judgement. The Department for Work and Pensions would be considering the judgement. Published: 6 November 2013 Organisation: Prime Minister’s Office, 10 Downing […]

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Tax

Asked whether the Prime Minister (PM) thought tax avoidance was morally wrong, the PMS said the PM thought tax avoidance did raise ethical issues. The government had introduced the General Anti-Abuse Rule and increased HM Revenue and Customs resources to investigate avoidance schemes. Published: 6 November 2013 Organisation: Prime Minister’s Office, 10 Downing Street Minister: […]

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» Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Lobbying Bill

Asked what should be made of the pause in the Lobbying Bill, the PMS that it was important to get right all the parts of the legislative programme of government. The Bill had been raised in Cabinet as part of the weekly update on Parliamentary business. Published: 7 November 2013 Organisation: Prime Minister’s Office, 10 […]

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Intelligence

Asked about alleged UK intelligence gathering, the PMS said that he did not comment on intelligence matters. Published: 5 November 2013 Organisation: Prime Minister’s Office, 10 Downing Street Policy: Protecting the UK against terrorism Minister: The Rt Hon David Cameron MP original source.

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