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1992 - PMQT Written Answers 20th February 1992

Below is the text of the written answers relating to Prime Minister's Question Time from 20th February 1992.


PRIME MINISTER:

Hackney (Government Achievements)

Mr. Norris : To ask the Prime Minister if he will make a statement on the achievements of Her Majesty's Government in Hackney since 1979.

The Prime Minister : The information could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

I refer my hon. Friend to the reply I gave my hon. Friend the Member for Teignbridge (Mr. Nicholls) on 16 December at columns 22-25.


European Assemblies

Sir Geoffrey Finsberg : To ask the Prime Minister if he will place in the Library a copy of the information bulletin on the activities of the United Kingdom delegation to the parliamentary assemblies of the Council of Europe and the assembly of the Western European Union, which has been sent to him.

The Prime Minister : I have done so today.


Engagements

Mr. Harry Greenway : To ask the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for 20 February.

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


Planning Seminars

Dr. David Clark : To ask the Prime Minister if he will give the date and location of his national seminar with planners, conservationists and farmers; if he will list the organisations, both government and non-government, which are to be invited to attend; if he will also give the same information for each of the local seminars being organised around the United Kingdom; and if he will make a statement.

The Prime Minister [holding answer 19 February 1992] : A national conference "The Countryside and the Rural Economy" is being held to promote the role of the planning system in balancing the needs to diversify the rural economy and to conserve and enhance the rural environment. It is being organised jointly by the Department of the Environment and Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and will be held on 16 March at the Royal Agricultural Society of England. More than 200 invitations have been sent to individual farmers and planners, representatives of conservation, farming, planning and other organisations with an interest in rural development, planning consultants and academics. DoE and MAFF propose to follow up this conference with a series of regional seminars, inviting people and organisations with a similar range of interests and concentrating on issues of particular concern in each area.