Biography Chronology Home Search Speeches/Statements

1992 - PMQT Written Answers 3rd December 1992

Below is the text of the written answers relating to Prime Minister's Question Time from 3rd December 1992.


PRIME MINISTER:

Scott Inquiry

Mr. Hain : To ask the Prime Minister if he will make a statement about the affidavit sent to him by Ms. Tess Lawrence on 30 November.

The Prime Minister : The affidavit has been sent by Ms. Lawrence to Lord Justice Scott. It will be for him to consider the information which it contains.


Legal Advice (Ministers)

Mr. Mackinlay : To ask the Prime Minister on how many occasions since 1979 the Government have funded, wholly or in part, the cost of legal advice of representations for Ministers of the Crown in respect of matters which related in part to personal and private matters; and if he will list the names of the Ministers in respect of whom such payments have been made.

The Prime Minister : There is no central record of such cases. Such advice is normally confidential.


Sprinkler Systems

Mr. Mackinlay : To ask the Prime Minister if he will make it his policy that sprinkler systems similar to those to be installed at the National Library of Scotland should be installed at the British museum in London.

The Prime Minister : It is for the trustees and directing staff of individual museums and galleries to decide on the most appropriate fire systems for their institutions with regard to the nature of their collections.

Mr. Mackinlay : To ask the Prime Minister on what date the Government received copies of the report prepared by the International Atomic Energy Agency into the attempt by Iraq to build and develop nuclear weapons.

The Prime Minister : So far, the International Atomic Energy Agency has carried out 15 inspections aimed at uncovering Iraqi attempts to build and develop nuclear weapons. As reports of these inspections are published as Security Council documents, they are placed in the House of Commons Library.


Engagements

Mr. Harry Greenway : To ask the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for Thursday 3 December.

Sir Peter Tapsell : To ask the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for Thursday 3 December.

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.