Below is the text of the written answers relating to Prime Minister's Question Time from 5th May 1993.
Mr. Allen : To ask the Prime Minister how many treaties have been ratified by Her Majesty's Government since 1979.
The Prime Minister : Her Majesty's Government have ratified 243 treaties since 1 January 1979.
St. Bartholomew's Hospital
Mr. Sedgemore : To ask the Prime Minister what representations he has received from the City of London about the proposal to close the accident and emergency department at St. Bartholomew's hospital.
The Prime Minister : So far as I am aware, none.
Orders in Council
Mr. Allen : To ask the Prime Minister if he will list the statutory powers which have authorised the use of the Orders in Council in the last six months.
The Prime Minister : Since 1 November 1992, Orders in council have been made under the following Acts and Measures :
Burial Acts 1853 and 1855
Child Abduction and Custody Act 1985
Civil Aviation Acts 1949 and 1982
Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments Act 1982
Continental Shelf Act 1964
Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988
Criminal Justice (International Co-
Dioceses Measure 1978
Education Reform Act 1988
Education (Scotland) Act 1980
European Communities Act 1972
Extradition Acts 1870 and 1989
Foreign Compensation Acts 1950 and 1969
Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988
Judicature (Northern Ireland) Act 1978
Local Government Act 1972 and 1974
Maintenance Orders (Reciprocal Enforcement) Act 1972
Merchant Shipping Act 1894
Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions Act 1865
Northern Ireland Act 1974
Northern Ireland Constitution Act 1973
Parliamentary Constituencies Act 1986
Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act 1923
Universities (Scotland) Act 1966
Mr. Allen : To ask the Prime Minister how many persons have been appointed to grades 1 to 7, or equivalent grades, in the civil service since 1979.
The Prime Minister : Since 1979 there has been about 1,250 grade 1 to 3 appointments in the home civil service. This figure includes those appointed from within the service.
About 4,000 recruits have entered the home civil service at grade levels 4 to 7 during the period. This figure excludes promotions from within the civil service, on which information is not readily available.