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1991 - PMQT Written Answers 21st May 1991

Below is the text of the written answers relating to Prime Minister's Question Time from 21st May 1991.


PRIME MINISTER:

Engagements

Mr. Harry Greenway : To ask the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for 21 May.

The Prime Minister : This morning I had meetings with ministerial colleagues and others. In addition to my duties in the House, I shall be having further meetings later today.


Antarctica

Mr. Wallace : To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his answer to the hon. Member for Cambridgeshire, South-East (Mr. Paice), Official Report, of 10 May, column 604, whether Her Majesty's Government now intend to pursue the objective of creating an international wilderness reserve in Antarctica.

The Prime Minister : The Government have welcomed the draft text from the Madrid meeting. Article I of the draft protocol would designate Antarctica as a natural reserve, devoted to peace and science. We support that designation.


General Pinochet

Mr. Nellist : To ask the Prime Minister how much official expenditure has been incurred in connection with General Pinochet's visit to the United Kingdom.

The Prime Minister : The visit to this country by General Pinochet was a private visit. No additional official expenditure was incurred.


Kill the Messenger

Mr. Dalyell : To ask the Prime Minister if he will acquire for the library at No. 10 Downing street a copy of Sir Bernard Ingham's "Kill the Messenger".

The Prime Minister [holding answer 20 May 1991] : Sir Bernard has already sent a copy of his book to my office.