Below is the text of the written answers relating to Prime Minister's Question Time from 5th February 1993.
Mr. Canavan : To ask the Prime Minister what public appointments he has made since 1 November 1992; and what information he has on the political affiliations of those appointed.
The Prime Minister : Appointments (including reappointments) made by me between 1 November 1992 and 31 January 1993 have been as follows :
Trustees of museums and galleries |10
Civil service appointments |2
Members of pay review bodies |2
Other appointments |6
Any political affiliations those appointed may have are not relevant to their appointments.
Uniform Business Rate
Mr. Wigley : To ask the Prime Minister if he will publish a table indicating the rate in pounds sterling of the uniform business rate in (a) Wales and (b) England in each of the past five years ; and if he will make a statement.
The Prime Minister : The uniform rate was not in operation before 1 April 1990. The information for the last three years is given in the following table.
Year |Wales |England
The poundage for Wales and England were set in 1990 at a level which ensured that the overall yield from ratepayers remained at the 1989-
Mr. Gordon Prentice : To ask the Prime Minister when he expects to make an announcement on his review of the honours system.
The Prime Minister : An announcement will be made shortly.
Mr. Dalyell : To ask the Prime Minister on how many occasions Her Majesty's Government have used Crown privilege in criminal cases in the last three years.
The Prime Minister : Crown privilege is now described by the courts as public interest immunity. No central records of such claims are maintained. On 1 February 1993 at column 18 my right hon. and learned Friend the Attorney-
Mr. Simon Hughes : To ask the Prime Minister how many official visits he has made to Southwark since he became Prime Minister; and if he will give details of the date and purpose of each visit.
The Prime Minister : I visited Guy's hospital on 24 July 1991.