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1995 - PMQT Written Answers 9th June 1995

Below is the text of the written answers relating to Prime Minister's Question Time from 9th June 1995.


PRIME MINISTER:

Ministerial Salaries

Mr. McNamara: To ask the Prime Minister what is his current annual salary; and what is the salary of the Lord Chancellor.

The Prime Minister: In relation to my ministerial salary, I refer the hon. Gentleman to the Ministerial and Other Salaries Order 1994, SI 1994/3206, a copy of which is available in the House of Commons Library. In addition, I have a reduced parliamentary salary entitlement of £24,985. The Lord Chancellor's salary entitlement is currently £126,138.


Inland Revenue Training Centre

Mr. Tipping: To ask the Prime Minister what was the purpose of his visit to the Inland Revenue training centre, Lincoln on 1 June; what facilities he used; and if he will make a statement.

The Prime Minister: I have never visited the Inland Revenue training centre at Lincoln.


Wild Mammals (Protection) Bill

Mr. McFall: To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his answer of 25 May, Official Report, column 681, to the hon. Member for Eastleigh (Mr. Chidgey), how many (a) letters and (b) cards he has received regarding parliamentary time for the Wild Mammals (Protection) Bill.

The Prime Minister: I have nothing further to add to my reply to the hon. Member for Eastleigh, on 25 May, Official Report, column 681.


Honours

Mr. Gordon Prentice: To ask the Prime Minister (1) in each year year since 1990, how many people who were approached said that they would not accept a knighthood or the title Dame if one were offered;

(2) in each since 1990, how many people who were approached said that they would not accept a peerage if one were offered.

The Prime Minister: It is not the practice to reveal this information.


Responses to Policy Changes

Mr. Spearing: To ask the Prime Minister if, as part of his policy of open government, he will require all Ministers, when requesting observations on proposed changes of policy indicated in consultation or similar papers, to ask those responding whether or not they agree to their responses being made public.

The Prime Minister: It is normal practice for consultation documents to include a statement that responses received may be made public unless respondents request that their comments be treated as confidential.