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1994 - PMQT Written Answers 13th May 1994

Below is the text of the written answers relating to Prime Minister's Question Time from 13th May 1994.


PRIME MINISTER:

Scott Inquiry

Mr. Byers : To ask the Prime Minister how many employees have worked on a full-time or part-time basis with the Scott inquiry liaison unit set up within the Cabinet Office; when the unit was established; and when its work will be completed.

The Prime Minister : The Scott inquiry unit in the Cabinet Office was established in December 1992 with three full-time members, increased to five in April 1993. I am unable at this stage to say when the work of the unit will be completed.


Veterans

Mr. Mackinlay : To ask the Prime Minister if he will reconsider his decision not to appoint a veterans' Minister.

The Prime Minister [holding answer 9 May 1994] : Responsibility for matters affecting war veterans, their widows and dependants, forms part of the departmental remit of a number of Ministers, as appropriate. There are no plans to change this arrangement.