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PMQs 30 April 2008

Gordon Brown at Prime Minister's Questions, 30 April 2008Employment, detention without charge and Darfur were on the agenda at today’s PMQs.

The Prime Minister also took questions on post office closures, the 10p tax rate and hospital deep cleaning.

PMQs 23 April 2008

Gordon Brown at PMQs 23 April 2008The 10p tax rate, Zimbabwe and employment were on the agenda at today’s PMQs.

The Prime Minister also took questions on the food crisis, transport and the teachers strike.

PMQs 2 April 2008

Harriet Harman at PMQs on 2 April 2008Harriet Harman MP took the Prime Minister’s place at PMQs as Mr Brown is was attending the NATO summit in Bucharest.

The Zimbabwe elections, the economy and income tax were on the agenda at today’s PMQs.

Ms Harman also took questions on autism, overcrowding in Scottish prisons and employment in the water bottling industry.

PMQs 26 March 2008

Gordon Brown at PMQs on 26 March 2008 Northern Rock, the economy and President Sarkozy’s state visit to the UK were on the agenda.

The Prime Minister also took questions on stroke centres, energy costs and Tibet.

PMQs 19 March 2008

The Houses of Parliament; Crown copyrightEmployment, ID cards, education and Iraq were on the agenda at today’s PMQs.

The Prime Minister also took questions on the Gurkhas, affordable housing and post office closures.

PMQs 12 March 2008

The PM taking questions in ParliamentChild poverty, Darfur, the NHS and education were on the agenda at today’s PMQs.

The Prime Minister also took questions on Northern Ireland, bus services and housing.

PMQs 5 March 2008

Gordon Brown taking questions at PMQs on 5 March 2008The minimum wage, EU referendum, higher education and drugs were on the agenda at today’s PMQs.

The Prime Minister also took questions on free travel for pensioners, energy companies and International Women’s Day.

PMQs 27 February 2008

Houses of ParliamentThe EU Treaty, mental health, MPs pay and post office closures were on the agenda at today’s PMQs.

The Prime Minister also took questions on the Holocaust Education Trust, the DNA database and the Government’s new drugs strategy.

PMQs 20 February 2008

Prime Minister Gordon Brown taking questions in Parliament on 20 February 2008Northern Rock, foreign criminals and climate change were on the agenda at today’s PMQs.

The Prime Minister also took questions on winter fuel payments, British supermarkets, youth unemployment and Northern Ireland.

Statement on the the use of communications intercepts as evidence

6 February 2008

The Statue of Justice on top of the Old Bailey in London; image copyright: ReutersThe Prime Minister has accepted the recommendations of an independent report on the possible use of intercept material, such as phone-tapped conversations, as evidence in criminal cases.

PMQs 6 February 2008

Gordon Brown at the dispatch boxCovert recordings, education to 18 and Europe were on the agenda at today’s PMQs.

The Prime Minister also took questions on windfarms, relations with America, road transport and counterfeit cigarettes. The PM then made a statement to Parliament on the use of intercept evidence in court.

PMQs 30 January 2008

Gordom Brown at PMQ's, 30 January 2008; Coron copyright Apprenticeships, the armed forces and police pay at today’s PMQs. The NHS, post office closures and energy bills were also on the agenda.

PMQs 23 January 2008

Gordon Brown in ParliamentCrime, flood defences and Northern Rock were on the agenda at today’s PMQs. The Prime Minister also took questions on the economy, carers and higher education.

PMQs 16 January 2008

Gordon Vrown soeaking at Prime Minister's Questions, 16 January 2008; Crown copyrightNorthern Rock, Darfur and the NHS were on the agenda at today’s PMQs. The Prime Minister also took questions on energy, home ownership and Iraq.

PMQs 9 January 2008

Gordon Brown at Prime Minister's Questions, 9 January 2008; Crown copyrightThe economy, ID cards and energy prices were on the agenda at today’s PMQs. The Prime Minister also took questions on the NHS, education and the New Deal programme.

PM’s January Press Conference - opening remarks

8 January 2008

The Prime Minister and Chancellor take questions from journalists on 8 January 2008. Crown copyright. Gordon Brown, accompanied by Chancellor Alistair Darling, answered questions from national and international journalists in Downing Street today. The press conference session focused on the economy, public sector pay and crime.

PM outlines NHS reforms

7 January 2008

Gordon Brown, with Health Secretary Alan Johnson, before his keynote speech on the NHS at King's College London, 7 January 2007; image copyright: ReutersThe Prime Minister has outlined a programme of “deeper and wider” reform of the National Health Service to enhance its role in care, prevention and personalised health services.

Speaking to health professionals at King’s College London, the PM said that the NHS had to embrace technological change, meet rising expectations of healthcare and adapt to a shift in priorities from tackling infectious disease to managing long-term conditions and “lifestyle diseases”.

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