» Friday, May 20, 2011

Super injunctions/privacy law

Asked what the Prime Minister’s response was to the Master of Rolls’ report on super injunctions, in particular his point about MPs flouting court injunctions by using Parliamentary privilege, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) said that it was important to find the right balance between individuals’ rights to privacy on the one hand, and the […]

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Chris Huhne

Asked if the Prime Minister had spoken to Chris Huhne about the allegations against him and if it was the case that the Energy Secretary should step aside, the PMS said that he did not normally go into detail about conversations the Prime Minister had with Cabinet members. The position was as set out on […]

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International Monetary Fund

Asked what the Prime Minister thought about the possibility of Lord Mandelson becoming head of the International Monetary Fund, the PMS said that we wanted the best candidate for the job, but as yet there were no candidates. Asked if we would be putting forward a candidate, the PMS said that candidates usually put themselves […]

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» Thursday, May 19, 2011

Super injunctions/privacy law

Asked if the Culture Secretary and the Justice Secretary had met today to discuss the possibility of a new privacy law, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) said that the position remained the same: these issues needed to be thought about. The Master of Rolls report on super injunctions would be published tomorrow and we would […]

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Justice Secretary

Asked if the Prime Minister had spoken to the Justice Secretary today, the PMS said no. Asked if the Justice Secretary would be saying anything about the sentencing consultation on Question Time’ tonight, the PMS said the Justice Secretary would not be saying anything new. Asked if the Prime Minister was comfortable with Question Time’ […]

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» Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Ken Clarke

Asked if the Prime Minister was surprised that Ken Clarke had not apologised, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) said the Justice Secretary had given further interviews to clarify. He was not suggesting in any way that some rapes were not serious. Asked if the Prime Minister thought that Ken Clarke needed to apologise, the PMS […]

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Chris Huhne

Asked if the Prime Minister had discussed the allegations with Chris Huhne, the PMS said that the position on Chris Huhne had not changed. He said that Chris Huhne had denied the allegations and welcomed the fact the police were investigating. The PMS confirmed that the Prime Minister had confidence in Chris Huhne. original source.

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David Laws

Asked for a response to the police investigation, the PMS said it was a matter for the police. original source.

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» Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Chris Huhne

Asked if the Prime Minister had full confidence in Chris Huhne, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) told the assembled press that he had answered this question this morning and the answer remained the same. Asked if the Prime Minister had seen Chris Huhne’s broadcast clip, the PMS said he did not think so. Asked if […]

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Cabinet

The Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) began by giving a read-out of Cabinet. The main items being discussed were Lords reform and carbon budgets and emissions. The PMS said that there had been very strong support for the proposals around the Cabinet table. original source.

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