Asked about the PM?s task force on tackling extremism and radicalisation, the PMS said that the point of the taskforce was to look at what further measures could be taken to disrupt extremist activity and tackle radicalisation. The taskforce would meet regularly and would look at extremism and radical ideology across the spectrum. original source.
Asked whether the PM agreed with the College of Policing?s guidelines on naming people on arrest, the PMS said that the PM agreed with the Home Secretary?s stance. original source.
Asked whether the PM will vote on the Equal Marriage Bill tonight, the PMS said that the PM was expected to vote. original source.
Asked about the PM?s view on the Labour amendment, the PMS said that the PM?s view remained that he supported Maria Miller?s position. The PM?s view is that it is the right to review civil partnerships given the concerns raised. The PMS reiterated that the Equal Marriage Bill is part of the government?s programme of [...]
Asked whether the PM was meeting Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, the PMS said that Eric Schmidt was a member of the Business Advisory Group which was meeting that day. The PM would discuss the G8 tax and transparency agenda with them and the work Britain was doing to reform the global tax rules. People could [...]
Asked about the level of spending cuts that had been achieved by departments so far, ahead of the Spending Review, the PMS said that government would set out its budget for 2015 to 2016 on 26 June, and that the normal Spending Review process would be followed. original source.
Asked what the government?s position is on the register of lobbyists, the PMS said that it remained unchanged, and the government was committed to briefing it forward. Asked why the PM thinks it is important, the PMS said that the PM had previously set out the need for a clear and transparent process for lobbyists. [...]
Asked what more can be done to get the EU Bill through, the PMS reiterated the point the PM had made that we will do what we can to get the Bill through, and that we will have the results of the Private Member?s Bill ballot tomorrow. original source.
Asked whether the PM supported the Home Secretary?s proposal for life sentences for those who kill police officers, the PMS said that the PM fully supported the Home Secretary. original source.
All questions were on Europe
Asked whether the PM shouldn?t just amend the Queen?s Speech rather than allow a Private Member?s Bill on an EU referendum, the PMS said that the PM?s position on Europe remained clear: he wants to renegotiate Britain?s position within the EU and then offer a referendum. As the PM and DPM?s (Deputy Prime Minister) views [...]
Asked about the PM?s stance on an EU referendum, the PMS said that the PM?s position was clear. He was in favour of a reformed EU which was more open, more flexible and better for the UK. He would focus on reforming the EU before holding an in/out referendum on membership in 2017, if he [...]
Spare room subsidy
Asked if the government should scrap the spare room subsidy bill the PMS said that the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions has made a written statement and the PM has made the fundamental point on a number of occasions during recent PMQ?s about the need to deal with a housing benefit bill that [...]
Asked whether the PM believed the UK could learn about economic growth from Latvia or Estonia, the PMS said that the PM believed the economy was healing. There were still some challenges facing the country, but we were on the right path and it was important we stuck to it. original source.
Asked if the PM would support the funding of a memorial to those service personnel that had died in Afghanistan, the PMOS said he hadn?t seen the Opposition?s proposals and so could not comment on the specifics. He said that the PM has made it very clear of his admiration for the incredible work and [...]
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