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1993 - PMQT Written Answers 23rd February 1993

Below is the text of the written answers relating to Prime Minister's Question Time from 23rd February 1993.


PRIME MINISTER:

Mordechai Vanunu

Mr. Llew Smith : To ask the Prime Minister if he will make it his policy to raise the case of Mordechai Vanunu with President Herzog of Israel during his visit to the United Kingdom.

The Prime Minister : This matter has been raised informally with the Israeli Government. I do not plan to raise it formally with the President.


Road Casualties

Mr. Peter Bottomley : To ask the Prime Minister if he will publish a table to show comparable data on road casualty rates for (a) Scotland and (b) England and Wales.

The Prime Minister : The latest comparable rates for these countries is published in tables 1, 4 and 8 of "Road Accident Statistics English Regions 1991", a copy of which is in the Library.


Manufacturing Initiatives

Mr. Nicholas Winterton : To ask the Prime Minister what further initiatives he is planning to rebuild the United Kingdom manufacturing base.

The Prime Minister : The Government fully appreciate the part played by manufacturing industry in securing the United Kingdom's long-term prosperity. I, and my Cabinet colleagues, will continue to pay close attention to manufacturing industry's concerns across the full range of the Government's decisions.


Nuclear Weapons (Discussions)

Dr. David Clark : To ask the Prime Minister what plans he has to discuss with President Clinton (a) collaboration on the safety of nuclear weapons, (b) the negotiation of a competitive test ban treaty and (c) article 6 of the nuclear non-proliferation treaty; and if he will make a statement.

The Prime Minister : There will be no formal agenda, but I expect to have wide-ranging discussions with President Clinton and members of his administration.


Engagements

Mr. Harry Greenway : To ask the the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 23 February.

Sir Peter Tapsell : To ask the the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 23 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 this House, I shall be having meetings with ministerial colleagues and others later today.