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1993 - PMQT Written Answers 21st June 1993

Below is the text of the written answers relating to Prime Minister's Question Time from 21st June 1993.


PRIME MINISTER:

Mr. Asil Nadir

Mr. Mackinlay : To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his oral answers to the right hon. and learned Member for Monklands, East (Mr. Smith) on 8 June, Official Report, column 138, when and where the Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office, the hon. Member for East Hampshire (Mr. Mates), met Mr. Asil Nadir during the 10 days prior to Mr. Nadir travelling to northern Cyprus.

The Prime Minister : That is a matter for my hon. Friend.


Registration Campaigns

Mr. Barnes : To ask the Prime Minister what the budgets are or were for the operation of the most recent registration campaigns for (a) the sale of British Telecom shares, (b) overseas voters and (c) electoral registration by United Kingdom residents.

The Prime Minister : Details of the costs of the BT3 share offer will be reported to Parliament in due course, following completion of the sale. These will include, and separately identify, the costs of marketing and the share information office. The sum of £672,000 was spent in the 1992-93 financial year in Great Britain on advertising to encourage people to register to vote. Advertising in support of electoral registration is not carried out in Northern Ireland. A publicity campaign to make British citizens living abroad aware of their new voting rights was carried out in 1990 only, at a cost of £705,000.


Teaching Company Scheme

Dr. Moonie : To ask the Prime Minister what proportion of the teaching company scheme budget is being transferred from the Department of Trade and Industry to the Office of the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.

The Prime Minister [holding answer 16 June 1993] : None.