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1995 - PMQT Written Answers 27th March 1995

Below is the text of the written answers relating to Prime Minister's Question Time from 27th March 1995.


PRIME MINISTER:

Civil List

Mr. Alan Williams: To ask the Prime Minister what has been the total payment at 1994 prices under the civil list since 1965.

The Prime Minister: The total payment for the period 1965-94 adjusted to 1993-94 prices, is £188 million.


Lockerbie

Mr. Dalyell: To ask the Prime Minister if he will discuss with Chancellor Kohl the validity of the position of the Government of Malta in relation to Lockerbie.

The Prime Minister: No.

Mr. Dalyell: To ask the Prime Minister what discussions he has had with the Prime Minister of Malta about Lockerbie.

The Prime Minister: None.


Libya (Sanctions)

Mr. Dalyell: To ask the Prime Minister if he will discuss with Chancellor Kohl the legitimacy of UN sanctions against Libya.

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


Iraq (Turkish Military Activity)

Mr. Corbyn: To ask the Prime Minister when he was informed of the Turkish military activities in Iraq; and what actions he took.

The Prime Minister: We were informed of the Turkish military activities in northern Iraq on 20 March, after they began. We made clear to the Turks that we expected them to withdraw their troops at the earliest opportunity. We have also registered strongly our concern that non-combatants in the region should not be affected.


Mr. Graham Kirkham

Mr. Redmond: To ask the Prime Minister what incentives were offered by him to Mr. Graham Kirkham following the Prime Minister's recent visit to Doncaster.

The Prime Minister: None.


Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (Israel)

Mr. Llew Smith: To ask the Prime Minister if he raised the prospects of Israel joining the nuclear non-proliferation treaty with his Israeli counterpart or with other members of the Israeli Government during his recent visit to Israel.

The Prime Minister: I discussed a broad range of subjects. The nuclear non-proliferation treaty was briefly discussed with Foreign Minister Peres.


Security Service

Mr. Allason: To ask the Prime Minister if he will make a statement on the publication of "A Perfect English Spy" by Tom Bower, with reference to the implications for the Official Secrets Act 1989 and his answer of 22 July 1993, Official Report, column 321, regarding an officially authorised biography of the late Sir Dick White.

The Prime Minister: This book has only just been published. The Government will study the contents and consider what, if any, action needs to be taken.


Universities (Business Links)

Mr. Sheerman: To ask the Prime Minister what steps he is taking to improve the relationship between business and higher education.

The Prime Minister: I refer the hon. Member to the reply given by my hon. Friend, the Under-Secretary of State for Further and Higher Education on Monday 19 December 1994, Official Report, column 919.


Specialist Advisers

Mr. Campbell-Savours: To ask the Prime Minister what facilities in terms of (a) access to telephones, (b) use of equipment, (c) use of offices, (d) access to ministerial meetings, (e) sight of correspondence, (f) attendance at inter-departmental meetings and (g) access to civil servants are available to specialist advisers in his Department.

The Prime Minister: I refer the hon. Member to the reply given by my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster today.