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1992 - PMQT Written Answers 3rd July 1992

Below is the text of the written answers relating to Prime Minister's Question Time from 3rd July 1992.


PRIME MINISTER:

Subsidiarity

Mr. McMaster : To ask the Prime Minister if he plans to convene any meetings in Scotland to discuss the subsidiarity principle during his presidency of the European Community; and if he will make a statement.

The Prime Minister : The Lisbon European Council invited the Commission and the Council to undertake urgent work on the procedural and practical steps to implement the principle of subsidiarity and to report to the European Council in Edinburgh on 11 and 12 December. This will be an important priority during our presidency.


Disability

Mr. Alfred Morris : To ask the Prime Minister what plans he has to establish a ministerial committee on disability.

The Prime Minister : I have no such plans. Officials of the interdepartmental group on disability regularly provide advice to the Minister for Social Security and Disabled People.


Lockerbie

Mr. Dalyell : To ask the Prime Minister when he will discuss with the Government of Spain the Lockerbie-related issues arising from legal proceedings against Monzer-el-Kassar.

The Prime Minister [holding answer 2 July 1992] : I refer the hon. Member to the reply the Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office--my right hon. and learned Friend the Member for Grantham (Mr. Hogg) – gave to him on 24 June at column 211.