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1990 - PMQT Written Answers 29th November 1990

Below is the text of the written answers relating to Prime Minister's Question Time from 29th November 1990.


PRIME MINISTER:

Engagements

Mr. Harry Greenway : To ask the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for Thursday 29 November.

The Prime Minister : This morning I presided at a meeting of the Cabinet and had meetings with ministerial colleagues and others. In addition to my duties in the House, I shall be having further meetings later today. This evening I shall be attending a long-standing engagement in the constituency of my hon. Friend the Member for Altrincham and Sale (Sir. F. Montgomery.)


Statements

Q9. Mr. Allen : To ask the Prime Minister if he will make it his policy to make greater use of statements to the House at 3.30 pm.

The Prime Minister : Ministers make statements when appropriate.


The Gulf

Mr. Dalyell : To ask the Prime Minister if he will discuss the ecological consequences of a military option in the Gulf with President Bush.

The Prime Minister : I have no plans to do so.

Mr. Dalyell : To ask the Prime Minister what discussions he has had with Saudi Arabia about military action against Iraq.

The Prime Minister : My right hon. Friend the Member for Finchley (Mrs. Thatcher) discussed the invasion of Kuwait, including the military aspects, with King Fahd and other members of the Government of Saudi Arabia on a number of occasions after 2 August. My right hon. Friends the Secretaries of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and for Defence have had similar discussions.


Government Offices and Civil Servants

Mr. Cryer : To ask the Prime Minister what steps he will take to ensure that all relevant rules are followed prohibiting Government offices and civil servants from being used on behalf of any political party by Ministers in his Government; and if he will make a statement.

The Prime Minister [holding answer 28 November 1990] : No special steps are necessary.


Malaysia

Mrs. Ann Clwyd : To ask the Prime Minister if he will list all visits of Government Ministers or officials to Malaysia, with dates since 1979.

The Prime Minister [pursuant to the reply, 19 November 1990, c. 3- 4.] :

1988

September--Mr. Hamilton, Minister of State, Defence

1990

March--Mr. Hamilton, Minister of State, Defence

October--Mr. Hamilton, Minister of State, Defence