When asked if the PM agreed with a leaked report that says the recent badger cull was ineffective and inhumane, the DPMS said that government had commissioned an independent panel to look into what lessons could be learnt, and when the report was received the recommendations would be studied. original source.
German Chancellor visit
Asked about the discussion the PM had with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on European reform, the PMS said that there was an ongoing discussion on the subject. original source.
Angela Merkel visit
When asked for an update on what the PM and German Chancellor Angela Merkel would discuss around EU reform, the PMS said that the discussion would be on a wide range of EU reform related topics, including trade, the direction of the next European Commission and how powers can flow back to member states. original […]
Asked whether the PM had spoken to Peter Bone MP about an investigation into benefits, the PMS said there was a process going forward with appropriate authorities and it should be followed. original source.
Asked if the PM had sent a note of thanks to David Bowie following the Brit Awards, the PMS said he was aware that the PM had watched the Brits, but was not aware of any correspondence between the pair. original source.
Asked whether the PM was minded to simplify income tax, the PMS said the government would listen to the debate set out in the Ten Minute Rule Bill. original source.
Crown Prosecution Service
Asked whether the PM had confidence in the Crown Prosecution Service after recent trials had collapsed, the PMS said the PM did. Decisions for independent authorities were theirs to make. original source.
Asked what the PM thought of people cycling in the dark without lights, the PMS said there were laws and they should be followed. original source.
Asked about currency union with an independent Scotland, the PMS said the government had set out why a currency union would be highly unlikely in the event of independence. The Chancellor would give a speech on the matter the following day. original source.
Asked about the PM?s views on smoking at home with children present, the PMS said it was a matter for individuals. There was a particular public health concern around smoking in cars with children present. The intention was for secondary legislation regarding smoking in cars to be in place by May 2015. original source.
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