» Thursday, May 15, 2014

Football Association

Asked about Richard Scudamore, the PMS referred to comments made by Sports Minister Helen Grant. original source.

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GlaxoSmithKline

Asked about allegations of bribery by a GlaxoSmithKline official in China, the PMS said that the government was aware of the allegations and was providing ongoing consular assistance to Mr Reilly, and that the government would continue to monitor developments closely. original source.

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» Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Speech by President Barroso

Asked whether the PM welcomed a speech by President Barroso saying Britain should be treated differently within the EU, the PMS said the government had seen engagement from senior EU figures on the issue. The PM?s approach was that the EU should not follow a ?one size fits all? principle. original source.

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Ukraine

Asked about the situation in Ukraine, the PMS said the important test would be seeing actions on the ground supporting Ukrainian elections later in May. The Foreign Secretary had said all Ukrainians should have the opportunity to express their democratic will. original source.

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» Friday, May 9, 2014

Chilcot Inquiry

Asked about the Chilcot Inquiry, PMS said that it was right that the independent Chilcot report into the Iraq war would be published as soon as it was ready to be published. original source.

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Missing prisoner

Asked if the Prime Minister was concerned about the case of the missing prisoner Michael Wheatley, PMS said that the Prime Minister shared the concerns of the Justice Secretary and that it was right that there would be an urgent review into the matter. The Justice Secretary had recently set out measures to tighten the […]

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Policy implementation

Asked about the discussion in cabinet that had focused on policy implementation, PMS said that cabinet regularly discussed commitments and policies, and there had been a wide discussion amongst cabinet colleagues about the importance of implementing policy, particularly in light of the new Parliamentary session which would begin soon. original source.

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Cabinet

The Prime Minister?s Official Spokesperson (PMS) gave an update on the cabinet agenda following a meeting earlier that day. original source.

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» Thursday, May 8, 2014

Nigeria

Asked if there was any further offer of assistance to the Nigeria government, the PMS said that the government would continue to offer assistance in response to the truly appalling and shocking kidnapping of hundreds of girls. The PMS said he was not aware that the Nigerians had made any requests for assistance. original source.

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Pfizer/AstraZeneca

Asked about international takeovers, the PMS said that the senior government officials would continue to actively engage with both Pfizer and AstraZeneca on the importance of the life sciences industry, research and development and the skills base within the UK economy. He said that it would be a matter for the companies and their shareholders […]

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