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1991 - PMQT Written Answers 7th November 1991

Below is the text of the written answers relating to Prime Minister's Question Time from 7th November 1991.


PRIME MINISTER:

Correspondence

Mr. Winnick : To ask the Prime Minister if he will list the Departments which no longer ensure that a ministerial reply is sent to letters from hon. Members; and if he will ensure that letters from hon. Members receive a ministerial reply.

Mr. MacGregor : I have been asked to reply.

There has been no change in the existing practice.


Cabinet Office (Costs)

Mr. Robert G. Hughes : To ask the Prime Minister if there are any proposals to change the 1991-92 cash limit or running costs limit for the Cabinet Office : other services vote.

Mr. Dunn : To ask the Prime Minister if there are any proposals to change the 1991-92 cash limit or running costs limit for the Cabinet Office : other services vote.

Mr. MacGregor : I have been asked to reply. Subject to parliamentary approval of the necessary supplementary estimate, the cash limit for the Cabinet Office : other services - class XIX, vote 2 - will be increased by £850,000 from £24,814,000 to £25,664,000. At the same time the running costs limit will be increased by £806,000 from £21,656,000 to £22,462,000. This reflects the setting up of the citizens charter unit within the Cabinet Office which will be responsible for seeing that the citizens charter programme of initiatives, which my right hon. Friend announced to the House on 22 July 1991 at column 765, is implemented and developed. The increase is within the forecast outturn for the planning total included in the Chancellor's autumn statement yesterday.


Engagements

Mr. Harry Greenway : To ask the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for 7 November.

Mr. MacGregor : I have been asked to reply. This morning my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister had a bilateral with President Bush in Rome. He is currently attending the NATO summit now under way there. That summit will set the future course for NATO to ensure that it remains, as it has been, a bedrock of stability in a still uncertain world.