PMQT Written Answers - 23rd May 1994
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1994 - PMQT Written Answers 23rd May 1994

Below is the text of the written answers relating to Prime Minister's Question Time from 23rd May 1994.


Mobile Telephones

Mr. Vaz : To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his answer of 5 May, Official Report, column 614, what was the cost of calls made on (a) car and (b) portable telephones in 1993-94; how much this equipment cost to buy or hire; and what were the maintenance costs.

The Prime Minister : Total call charges in the year 1993-94 for (a) car telephones were £2,021 and (b) portable telephones were £4,570.

The total cost of the equipment was approximately £6,700. There are no maintenance charges for the year 1993-94.

Duchy of Cornwall

Mr. Gordon Prentice : To ask the Prime Minister if he will enter discussions with the Prince of Wales with a view to seeking agreement to increase the voluntary contribution to the Exchequer from the Duchy of Cornwall from 25 per cent. of income to 40 per cent.

The Prime Minister : No. As explained in the report of the royal trustees dated 11 February 1993 (HC464) the Prince of Wales stopped making voluntary contributions to the Exchequer in April 1993. Instead he voluntarily agreed to pay income tax on his personal income in the same way as other taxpayers.

Upper Limb Disorders

Dr. Marek : To ask the Prime Minister what is the present number of civil servants taking legal action against his Office as a result of work- related upper limb disorders.

The Prime Minister : None.

Second World War Commemorations

Mr. Alfred Morris : To ask the Prime Minister when he expects to be able to reply to the letter sent to him in April by the right hon. Member for Manchester, Wythenshawe, about help for war-disabled ex-service men and women and war widows to mark the 50th anniversary of D-day.

The Prime Minister : I shall reply to the right hon. Member's letter shortly.

Mr. Winnick : To ask the Prime Minister if it is intended, as part of the 50th anniversary events next year to commemorate the end of the last war, to include an exhibition on the crimes committed by Italian fascists.

The Prime Minister : We have no such plans.

Parliamentary Private Secretaries

Mr. Kirkwood : To ask the Prime Minister if he will publish the current list of parliamentary private secretaries and the Ministers to whom each is attached.

The Prime Minister [holding answer 16 May 1994] : The information requested is as follows :

Parliamentary Private Secretaries    May, 1994                                                                                     

Agriculture, Fisheries and Food                                                               

Minister for Agriculture (Mrs. G. Shephard)       |Mr. S. Burns

Minister of State (Mr. M. Jack)                   |Miss E. Nicholson


Secretary of State (Mr. M. Rifkind)               |Mr. H. Bellingham                          

Minister of State (Mr. J. Aitken)                 |Mr. R. Evans                               

Minister of State (Mr. J. Hanley)                 |Mr. P. Atkinson                            

Duchy of Lancaster                                                                            

Chancellor of the Duchy (Mr. W. Waldegrave)       |Mr. I. Taylor                              


Secretary of State (Mr. J. Patten)                |Mr. M. Carrington                          

Minister of State (Lady Blatch)                   |Mr. J. Clappison


Secretary of State (Mr. D. Hunt)                  |Mr. N. Evans                               

Minister of State (Mr. M. Forsyth)                |Mrs. A. Browning                           


Secretary of State (Mr. J. Gummer)                |Mr. J. Paice                           

Minister of State (Sir G. Young)                  |Dr. C. Goodson-Wickes                      

Minister of State (Mr. D. Curry)                  |Mr. D. French                              

Minister of State (Mr. R. Atkins)                 |Mr. J. Hayes                               

Foreign Office       

Secretary of State (Mr. D. Hurd)                  |Mr. D. Martin                           

Minister of State (Mr. A. Goodlad)                |Mr. G. Kynoch                      

Minister of State (Mr. D. Heathcoat-Amory)        |Mr. R. Richards                    

Minister for Overseas Development (Lady Chalker)  |Mr. M. Robinson

PUSS (Mr. M. Lennox-Boyd)                         |Mr. M. Robinson


Secretary of State (Mrs. V. Bottomley)            |Mr. K. Mans                                

Minister of State (Dr. B. Mawhinney)              |Mr. M. Trend                               

Home Office        

Secretary of State (Mr. M. Howard)                |Dr. L. Fox

Minister of State (Mr. P. Lloyd)                  |Mr. O. Heald

Minister of State (Mr. D. MacLean)                |Mr. J. Arnold

Law Officers Department                

Attorney-General (Sir N. Lyell)                   |Mr. T. Devlin

Solicitor-General (Sir D. Spencer)                |Mr. G. Streeter

National Heritage                                                                             

Secretary of State (Mr. P. Brooke)                |Mr. A. Steen              

Northern Ireland Office

Secretary of State (Sir. P. Mayhew)               |Mr. M. Moss                                

Minister of State (Sir J. Wheeler)                |Mr. M. Bates                               

Minister of State (Mr. M. Ancram)                 |Mr. R. Robertson                           

Prime Minister                                    |Mr. G. Bright                              

Privy Council Office

(Mr. T. Newton)                                   |Mr. J. Marshall

Scottish Office                  

Secretary of State (Mr. I. Lang)                  |Mr. S. Coombs                              

Social Security         

Secretary of State (Mr. P. Lilley)                |Mr. P. Merchant

Minister of State (Mr. N. Scott)                  |Mrs. J. Lait

PUSS (Mr. A. Burt/Lord Astor/Mr. W. Hague)        |Mr. I Bruce

Trade and Industry

President of the Board (Mr. M. Heseltine)         |Mr. R. Ottaway

Minister of State (Mr. T. Eggar)                  |Mr. P. Luff

Minister of State (Mr. T. Sainsbury)              |Mrs. A. Knight

Minister of State (Mr. R. Needham)                |Mr. A. Rowe


Secretary of State (Mr. J. MacGregor)             |Mr. G. Riddick


Chancellor of the Exchequer (Mr. K. Clarke)       |Mr. P. Oppenheim

Chief Secretary (Mr. M. Portillo)                 |Mr. D. Amess

Financial Secretary (Mr. S. Dorrell)              |Mr. G. Brandreth

Paymaster General (Sir J. Cope)                   |Dr. I Twinn

Welsh Office

Secretary of State (Mr. J. Redwood)               |Mr. D. Evennett

Minister of State (Sir W. Roberts)                |Mr. D. Tredinnick