When asked about the vote in Parliament on the selection of the Speaker of the House, the PMOS said the vote came following proposals to implement recommendations made by the House Procedure Committee, which would have brought in a consistent approach to appointments to the Speaker and Deputy Speaker roles. original source.
The Prime Minister?s Official Spokesperson (PMOS) said the Prime Minister (PM) spoke to President Rouhani of Iran this afternoon. Read out of the call with President Rouhani of Iran original source.
When asked about the inflation rate of 0.0%, the PMOS said the Chancellor had set out the inflation remit in the Budget, adding that the judgement had been made by the government to set the remit at the right level for inflation consistent with macro-economic stability. original source.
Prince of Wales letters
When asked about the forthcoming Supreme Court ruling on the publication of letters from the Prince of Wales to government ministers, the Prime Minister?s Official Spokesperson (PMOS) said the government believed there was an important principle in the confidentiality of correspondence between ministers and the heir to the throne. original source.
When asked about the Prime Minister of Barbados?s reported intention to move his country towards a Republic, the Prime Minister?s Official Spokesperson (PMOS) said the decision was for the people and government of Barbados, consistent with the principle of self-determination. original source.
When asked about the Budget the Prime Minister?s Official Spokesperson (PMOS) said people would see a very strong package of measures. original source.
When asked whether the Prime Minister agreed with claims by the Opposition that Grant Shapps had broken the Ministerial Code, the PMOS said that he did not accept the premise that the Code had been breached in the first place. original source.
When asked about whether the Prime Minister intended to participate in an online debate the PMOS confirmed that it was under consideration. original source.
Exit check at ports
When asked about advice to leave early if travelling via ports this summer, the Prime Minister?s Official Spokesman (PMOS) said that it was right that exit checks were being implemented and that holidaymakers should check with their travel operators for latest travel advice. original source.
When asked about immigration the PMOS said the Prime Minister?s position was widely known, in that net migration to the UK was too high; adding that the Prime Minister wanted to see net migration come down. original source.
When asked about the government?s fiscal decisions over the course of the Parliament, the Prime Minister?s Official Spokesperson (PMOS) said that in dealing with the deficit the government had made difficult decisions, but in a way which clearly demonstrated its priorities, like the protection of the NHS budget for example. original source.
When asked about Grant Shapps and second jobs, confusion over the dates of employment the PMOS said that where a mistake has been made it should be explained, and went on to note that everything had been set out, as required, in the Register of Members? Interests. original source.
When asked about the expected report into the Muslim Brotherhood, the Prime Minister?s Official Spokesman (PMOS) said that the government has just updated the House with a Written Ministerial Statement confirming that it will be published alongside the government?s Counter-Extremism Strategy as soon as possible. original source.
Civil Service Election Preparations
When asked about the Cabinet Secretary?s letter to SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon relating to Civil Service election preparations, the PMOS said the Prime Minister?s views were set out in the letter. Namely, that it was the long standing position of the Civil Service that discussions were held with the principal UK opposition parties in the […]
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