Press release

Number 10 Press Briefing - Afternoon From 21 June 2010

Briefing by the Prime Minister's Spokesman on: Facebook, Chief Constables meeting, Deputy Prime Minister's Question Time and BP.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


Asked if the Prime Minister had met with representatives of Facebook, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) told the assembled press that he had dropped into a routine meeting called by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport involving that department’s Secretary of State and Downing Street officials.

Chief Constables meeting

When questioned what had taken place at the Chief Constables meeting, the PMS said that the Prime Minister had spoken about police reforms.

Asked what specifically the Prime Minister had discussed as regards police reform, the PMS responded that he had set out government plans, including for elected police chiefs.

Deputy Prime Minister’s Question Time

Asked for further details on the format of Deputy Prime Minister’s Question Time, the PMS said that it would consist of fifteen minutes covering political reform and fifteen minutes for general questions.


When it was suggested that the Prime Minister had shouted at staff for fifteen minutes after criticism over handling of the BP oil spill, the PMS replied that this way of describing events was innaccurate.

Published 21 June 2010