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1992 - PMQT Written Answers 15th December 1992

Below is the text of the written answers relating to Prime Minister's Question Time from 15th December 1992.


PRIME MINISTER:

Ministerial Travel Expenses

Mr. Hutton : To ask the Prime Minister what was the total expenditure for travel by Ministers on European Community business, divided into fares and subsistence for each parliamentary Session from and including 1987-88 to 1991-92 in (a) cash and (b) 1991-92 prices.

The Prime Minister : The information can be supplied only at disproportionate cost.


Regional Planning Guidance

Ms. Walley : To ask the Prime Minister if he will make a statement on the arrangements for ensuring that regional planning guidance issued by the Department of the Environment and regional briefs produced by the Department of Transport are each drafted with regard to the other.

The Prime Minister : Regional planning guidance and regional briefs giving information on transport issues are prepared with regard to each other. There is close consultation between the two Departments which have joint regional offices.


Land Sales

Dr. David Clark : To ask the Prime Minister what rules govern the disclosure of information concerning the sale of land owned by Government Departments with regard to the location of the land, sale price and name of purchaser; and if he will make a statement.

The Prime Minister : The Government adopt normal commercial practice in relation to the disclosure of the details of land transactions. The terms on which land has been sold and the identity of the purchaser are treated as commercial in confidence. Information should not be disclosed without the agreement of both parties.


Engagements

Sir Peter Tapsell : To ask the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 15 December.

Mr. Harry Greenway : To ask the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 15 December.

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.