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1991 - PMQT Written Answers 15th October 1991

Below is the text of the written answers relating to Prime Minister's Question Time from 15th October 1991.


PRIME MINISTER:

Lord Lieutenants

Mr. Allen : To ask the Prime Minister when the functions of lord lieutenants were last reviewed; and what current action resulted from that review.

Mr. MacGregor : I have been asked to reply.

The principal functions of lord lieutenants, who hold an ancient office, is to act as the sovereign's personal representative in the county concerned. Their duties include support of the armed forces, the magistracy and voluntary organisations, as well as certain civic and social functions. I understand that the lord lieutenants themselves keep their responsibilities and practices under constant review, referring to the Royal Households for advice as necessary.

Mr. Allen : To ask the Prime Minister what proposals he has to review the selection and method of appointment of lord lieutenants of counties and their deputies.

Mr. MacGregor : I have been asked to reply.

None.

Mr. Allen : To ask the Prime Minister how many lord lieutenants and deputies there are and when each was appointed.

Mr. MacGregor : I have been asked to reply.

The following are currently in office :

County | Lord Lieutenant Appointed | Vice Lord Lieutenant Appointed

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ENGLAND

Avon | 1974 | 1980

Bedfordshire | 1991 | -

Berkshire | 1989 | 1989

Buckinghamshire | 1984 | 1984

Cambridgeshire | 1985 | 1985

Cheshire | 1990 | 1990

Cleveland | 1981 | 1981

Cornwall | 1977 | 1979

Cumbria | 1983 | 1991

Derbyshire | 1978 | -

Devon | 1982 | 1991

Dorset | 1984 | 1984

Durham | 1988 | 1990

East Sussex | 1989 | -

Essex | 1978 | 1985

Gloucestershire | 1978 | -

Greater London | 1986 | 1987

Greater Manchester | 1987 | 1988

Hampshire | 1982 | 1988

Hereford and Worcester | 1977 | 1977

Hertfordshire | 1986 | -

Humberside | 1983 | 1983

Isle of Wight | 1985 | 1987

Kent | 1982 | 1984

Lancashire | 1976 | 1977

Leicestershire | 1989 | 1990

Lincolnshire | 1975 | 1991

Merseyside | 1989 | 1989

Norfolk | 1978 | 1980

Northamptonshire | 1984 | 1991

Northumberland | 1984 | 1987

North Yorkshire | 1987 | 1987

Nottinghamshire | 1991 | -

Oxfordshire | 1980 | 1989

Shrophire | 1975 | 1990

Somerset | 1978 | 1978

South Yorkshire | 1985 | 1990

Staffordshire | 1968 | 1984

Suffolk | 1978 | 1983

Surrey | 1986 | 1986

Tyne and Wear | 1984 | 1987

Warwickshire | 1990 | 1990

West Midlands | 1974 | 1990

West Sussex | 1975 | 1990

West Yorkshire | 1985 | 1985

Wiltshire | 1989 | 1989


WALES

Clwyd | 1985 | 1986

Dyfed | 1979 | 1989

Mid Glamorgan | 1990 | 1990

South Glamorgan | 1985 | 1990

West Glamorgan | 1987 | -

Gwynedd | 1990 | -

Gwent | 1979 | 1985

Powys | 1986 | 1986


NORTHERN IRELAND

Antrim | 1959 | 1982

Armagh | 1989 | 1989

County Borough of Belfast | 1991 | 1991

Down | 1990 | 1990

Fermanagh | 1986 | 1987

Londonderry | 1975 | 1985

County Borough of Londonderry | 1986 | -

Tyrone | 1986 | 1987


SCOTLAND

Highland Region                                            

Caithness | 1973 | 1986

Sutherland | 1972 | -

Ross and Cromarty | 1988 | -

Inverness | 1985 | 1986

Nairn | 1969 | 1988


Grampian Region

Moray | 1964 | 1980

Banff | 1987 | -

Aberdeen County | 1987 | 1987

Kincardine | 1977 | 1978


Tayside Region

Angus | 1989 | -

Perth and Kinross | 1971 | 1984


Fife Region

Fife | 1987 | 1988


Lothian Region

West Lothian | 1985 | -

Midlothian | 1972 | -

East Lothian | 1986 | -


Central Region

Clackmannan | 1966 | 1974

Stirling | 1983 | 1984


Borders Region

Peebles | 1980 | 1981

Roxburgh | 1974 | 1975

Berwick | 1989 | 1989


Strathclyde Region

Argyll | 1990 | 1990

Dumbarton | 1990 | 1990

Lanark | 1963 | 1964

Renfrew | 1980 | 1990

Ayrshire and Arran | 1991 | 1991


Dumfries and Galloway Region

Wigtown | 1989 | 1990

Stewartry | 1989 | 1990

Dumfries | 1991 | 1988


Island Areas

Orkney | 1990 | -

Shetland | 1982 | 1983

Western Isles | 1983 | 1984

In Scotland the Lord-Provosts of Aberdeen city, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow hold office in addition as lord-lieutenants.


IPPR Report

Mr. Allen : To ask the Prime Minister if he will obtain a copy of the Institute for Public Policy Research report on a written constitution for his office's library.

Mr. MacGregor : I have been asked to reply.

My right hon. Friend the Prime Minister is aware of the document and its contents.


Green Decision-making

Mr. Flynn : To ask the Prime Minister when the intra-departmental guide for civil servants on green decision-making was completed and distributed to each Government Department ; and what has been the cost to date of producing this guide.

Mr. MacGregor : I have been asked to reply.

The guide, "Policy Appraisal and the Environment" was published by HMSO on 23 September 1991. The Department of the Environment distributed copies to other Departments during the following week, and copies are available at HMSO bookshops. The guide cost approximately £76,000 to produce.


Civil Servants

Mr. Spearing : To ask the Prime Minister if he will list the names of those civil servants whom Her Majesty's Government have authorised to volunteer statements to the media whose substance is the prerogative and responsibility of Ministers, together with their names, post and annual salary.

Mr. MacGregor [holding answer 14 October 1991] : I have been asked to reply.

No. Many senior civil servants give occasional interviews to the press.