Frequently asked questions
The Prime Minister
Can I e-mail the Prime Minister?
What is the role of the Prime Minister's Office?
What are Prime Minister's Questions?
Can I get an autographed photograph of the Prime Minister?
Is there an archive of the Prime Minister's speeches?
Who is in the Cabinet?
How can I contact Ministers and their Departments?
What are government press briefings and where can I find them?
How do I nominate someone for an honour?
Where can I find information on the United Kingdom?
How popular is the website?
Who runs the website?
How can I give feedback on the website?
There is an error on the website, who can I contact?
How can I subscribe/unsubscribe from the email news updates?
Where can I find information on Iraq?
The Prime Minister
Q. What is the role of the Prime Minister's Office?
|A. The Prime Minister's Office supports the Prime Minister in leading the country. This involves everything from handling his mail and looking after security, to working on government strategy, policy or media relations. Read our explanation of the Prime Minister's Office for more.
Q. What are Prime Minister's Questions?
A. Prime Ministers Question's (PMQs), take place in the House of Commons every Wednesday at noon while Parliament is in session. It is an opportunity for MPs from all parties to question the Prime Minister on any issue, although the subjects usually include the key issues of the day.
PMQs is streamed live on this website. We also have a comprehensive video archive of past PMQs. Find out more in our Prime Minister's Questions section.
Q. Can I get an autographed photograph of the Prime Minister?
A. Yes. Put your request in writing to the address on our contact page. You must ensure you have included your own full postal address.
Q. Can I e-mail the Prime Minister?
A. You can send a message to the Prime Minister through this website. All the messages are read and the Prime Minister receives regular reports on the issues raised. Send the Prime Minister a message
Q. Is there an archive of the Prime Minister's speeches?
A. A full archive of all the Prime Minister's speeches from 1997 is available in our speeches section.
Q. Who is in the Cabinet?
|A. All Cabinet members must be serving MP's or Members of the House of Lords. A full list of the current Cabinet Ministers can be found in our Cabinet section.
Q. How can I contact Ministers and their Departments?
A. For a full list of departments, their ministers and responsibilities see our guide to departments. Full contact details are included.
Q. What are government press briefings and where can I find them?
A. Government press briefings are an opportunity for political correspondents and other journalists to put questions to the Prime Minister's Official Spokesman, and occasionally government ministers, on issues of the day. They are given each day that Parliament is sitting, usually at 11am and 3.45pm.
Summaries from recent briefings are available in our media centre.
Q. How do I nominate someone for an honour?
A. Information on honours and appointments can be found on the Cabinet Office website: www.cabinet-office.gov.uk/ceremonial.
Q. Where can I find information on the United Kingdom?
A. Read welcome to the UK for an introduction to British life, education, commerce, history and culture.
If you are particularly interested in the UK for business study or pleasure, the UK's Foreign and Commonwealth Office have launched an extensive website to demonstrate British creativity and innovation. Visit I-uk.com for more.
Q. How popular is the website?
|A. The 10 Downing Street website is very popular. In 2002 the website had over 3.3 million visitor sessions.
For yearly statistics (month by month) follow the links below:
Over 23,000 people currently receive daily, weekly or monthly news updates from the site and over 1 million people downloaded the Bin Laden evidence dossier in 2001. Find out how to subscribe for email news updates.
Q. Who runs the website?
A. The Prime Minister's Office website is run by a team of three Civil Servants.
Q. How can I give feedback on the website?
A. We are constantly aiming to develop and improve the Prime Minister's Office website, and welcome feedback from our users. Email the webteam at email@example.com to let us know what you think.
Q. There is an error on the website, who can I contact?
A. If you find any errors on the website please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. stating clearly what the problem is and the web address of the page.
Q. How can I subscribe/unsubscribe from the email news updates?
A. If you wish to sign up for our news updates, or you want to stop receiving them, visit the registration page and follow the instructions.
Q. Where can I find information on Iraq?
A. Find out the latest information on Iraq by following the links below:
- Speeches on Iraq by the Prime Minister
- Foreign Office
- Ministry of Defence
- Department for International Development
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