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1992 - PMQT Written Answers 16th March 1992

Below is the text of the written answers relating to Prime Minister's Question Time from 16th March 1992.


PRIME MINISTER:

Gambling

Mr. Simon Hughes : To ask the Prime Minister what is Her Majesty's Government's policy on encouraging the demand for gambling.

The Prime Minister : I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by my hon. Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Home Affairs to my hon. Friend the Member for Eltham (Mr. Bottomley) on 13 January 1992, at column 460.


Government Objectives

Mr. Sayeed : To ask the Prime Minister what are the present objectives of the Government; and if he will make a statement.

The Prime Minister : The Government's objectives were set out in the Queen's Speech on 31 October 1991 at columns 5-7.

Progress made on these objectives is detailed in today's Prorogation Speech.


European Union

Mr. Spearing : To ask the Prime Minister with reference to the changes proposed by the new article 8--citizens of the union--of the revised treaty of Rome, as specified in the draft treaty on European union, what variation will occur between the future status of any citizens of the United Kingdom and that of its monarch.

The Prime Minister [holding answer 13 March 1992] : There will be no change in the status of citizens of the United Kingdom or that of the monarch. Every person who is a United Kingdom national for European Community purposes will hold citizenship of the union as an additional right.