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1991 - PMQT Written Answers 17th July 1991

Below is the text of the written answers relating to Prime Minister's Question Time from 17th July 1991.


PRIME MINISTER:

Energy-efficient Lighting

Mr. Nigel Griffiths : To ask the Prime Minister what steps he is taking to encourage all Government Departments to introduce energy-efficient lighting to cut costs and save energy; and whether he will assist them with such schemes.

The Prime Minister : As part of the Government's drive to improve energy efficiency on their estate the ministerial group on energy efficiency chaired by the Secretary of State for Energy encourages Departments to take all cost-effective energy efficiency measures available. Since the start of the present campaign many Departments have introduced energy-efficient lighting schemes.


Bank of Credit and Commerce International

Mr. Vaz : To ask the Minister when he was first informed of the doubts of the Bank of England concerning BCCI.

The Prime Minister : I was informed of the fraud as soon as the Bank was satisfied that it had evidence on which it could act.


Sheikh of Abu Dhabi

Mr. Vaz : To ask the Prime Minister when he last met the Sheikh of Abu Dhabi.

The Prime Minister : I paid a courtesy call on Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan in my capacity as Foreign Secretary on 21 July 1989.