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1995 - PMQT Written Answers 5th April 1995

Below is the text of the written answers relating to Prime Minister's Question Time from 5th April 1995.


PRIME MINISTER:

Parliamentary Delegations

Mr. Haselhurst: To ask the Prime Minister if he will place in the Library a copy of the "Information Bulletin" on the activities of the United Kingdom delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and the Assembly of Western European Union for the period July 1994 to February 1995, which has been sent to him.

The Prime Minister: I have done so today.


Mr. Nicholas Ingram

Mr. Mullin: To ask the Prime Minister what representations he has made to the US state of Georgia regarding the proposed electrocution of a British subject, Nicky Ingram; and if he will make a statement.

The Prime Minister [holding answer 31 March 1995]: My sympathy is with any family who find themselves in this difficult position. My own views on capital punishment are well known. However, after careful consideration, I am advised that there are no proper grounds for the British Government to intervene. I have therefore not made any representations on Mr. Ingram's behalf.


Ministers (Car Hire)

Mr. Matthew Taylor: To ask the Prime Minister if he will place in the Library the rules concerning the use by members of the Government in their official capacity of cars hired from the private sector; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Newton: I have been asked to reply.

The Government car service may provide private car hire facilities for members of the Government where a Government car service car and driver are not available.

Mr. Matthew Taylor: To ask the Prime Minister, what has been the cost of cars hired from the private sector for the transport of members of the Government for each year from 1987 to date.

Mr. Newton: I have been asked to reply.

The information as requested is not available.


Lockerbie

Mr. Dalyell: To ask the Prime Minister if Her Majesty's Government will hold discussions with the British relatives of Lockerbie victims before taking action on any decision of the United Nations to implement wider oil sanctions against Libya and other actions as a result of the meeting of the American Lockerbie relatives with White House officials.

Mr. Newton: I have been asked to reply.

We shall keep representatives of the British relatives of the Lockerbie victims informed of developments at the United Nations concerning sanctions against Libya and continue to take their views into account in considering how to ensure that those responsible for the bombing are brought to justice.