Below is the text of the written answers relating to Prime Minister's Question Time from 1st July 1993.
Mr. Cox : To ask the Prime Minister what discussions he has had with the Government of Cyprus regarding the political and social arrangements for the forthcoming commonwealth conference to take place in Cyprus later this year ; and if he will make a statement.
The Prime Minister : I discussed arrangements for the forthcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting with President Clerides, when he called on me in March. I understand that the planning for these arrangements is progressing well.
Parliamentary Private Secretaries
Mr. Kirkwood : To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his answer of 24 November, Official Report, column 577-
The Prime Minister : The current list of parliamentary private secretaries and the Ministers to whom each is attached is as follows :
Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
Minister for Agriculture (Mrs. G. Shephard) |Mr. J. Brazier
Minister of State (Mr. M. Jack)Miss E. Nicholson
Secretary of State (Mr. M. Rifkind) |Mr. H. Bellingham
Minister of State (Mr. J. Aitken) |Mr. S. Milligan
Minister of State (Mr. J. Hanley) |Mr. R. Gale
Duchy of Lancaster
Chancellor of the Duchy (Mr. W. Waldegrave) |Mr. I. Taylor
Secretary of State (Mr. J. Patten) |Mr. M. Carrington
Minister of State (Lady Blatch) |Mr. D. Evennett
Secretary of State (Mr. D. Hunt) |Mr. N. Evans
Minister of State (Mr. M. Forsyth) |Mrs. A. Browning
Secretary of State (Mr. J. Gummer) |Mr. J. Paice
Minister of State (Sir G. Young) |Dr. C. Goodson-
Minister of State (Mr. D. Curry) |Mr. D. French
Minister of State (Mr. T. Yeo) |Mr. M. Trend
Secretary of State (Mr. D. Hurd) |Mr. D. Martin
Minister of State (Mr. A. Goodlad) |Mr. G. Kynoch
Minister of State (Mr. D. Hogg) |Mr. H. Booth
Minister of State (Mr. D. Heathcoat-
Minister for Overseas Development (Lady Chalker) |Mr. M. Robinson
PUSS (Mr. M. Lennox-
Secretary of State (Mrs. V. Bottomley) |Mr. K. Mans
Minister of State (Dr. B. Mawhinney) |Mr. P. Thompson
Secretary of State (Mr. M. Howard) |Dr. L. Fox
Minister of State (Mr. P. Lloyd) |Mr. D. Wilshire
Minister of State (Mr. D. MacLean) |Mr. J. Arnold
Law Officers Department
Secretary of State (Mr. P. Brooke) |Mr. A. Steen
Northern Ireland Office
Secretary of State (Sir P. Mayhew) |Mr. M. Moss
Minister of State (Mr. R. Atkins) |Mr. J. Hayes
Minister of State (Sir J. Wheeler) |Mr. J. Evans
Prime Minister |Mr. G. Bright
Privy Council Office
Lord President and Leader of the House of Commons (Mr. T. Newton) |Mr. J. Marshall
Secretary of State (Mr. I. Lang) |Mr. S. Coombs
Secretary of State (Mr. P. Lilley) |Mr. P. Merchant
Minister of State (Mr. N. Scott) |Mr. M. Bates
PUSS (Mr. A. Burt/Lord Henley/Mr. W. Hague) |Mr. I. Bruce
Trade and Industry
President of the Board (Mr. M. Heseltine) |Mr. R. Ottaway
Minister of State (Mr. T. Sainsbury) |Mrs. A. Knight
Minister of State (Mr. R. Needham) |Mr. A. Rowe
Minister of State (Mr. T. Eggar) |Mr. S. Burns
Secretary of State (Mr. J. MacGregor) |Mr. G. Riddick
Minister of State (Mr. R. Freeman) |Mr. B. Wells
Chancellor of the Exchequer (Mr. K. Clarke) |Mr. P. Oppenheim
Chief Secretary (Mr. M. Portillo) |Mr. D. Amess
Financial Secretary (Mr. S. Dorrell) |Mr. G. Brandreth
Paymaster General (Sir J. Cope) |Dr. I. Twinn
Secretary of State (Mr. J. Redwood) |Mr. D. Evans
Minister of State (Sir W. Roberts) |Mr. D. Tredinnick
Sir Peter Tapsell : To ask the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for Thursday 1 July.
Mr. Harry Greenway : To ask the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for Thursday 1 July.
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.
Iraq and Somalia
Mr. Dalyell : To ask the Prime Minister what representations he has had from UNICEF on the effects on children and infants of United Nations high-
The Prime Minister : UNICEF has not made such representations to me. We remain in close touch with United Nations agencies providing humanitarian relief to Iraq and Somalia.
Mr. Allen : To ask the Prime Minister what percentage of Government legislative drafting is carried out by lawyers not permanently employed as parliamentary counsel; and what plans there are for change.
The Prime Minister : In terms of primary legislation, all Government Bills, except those relating exclusively to Scotland and the Appropriation and Consolidated Fund Bills, are drafted by members of the parliamentary counsel office. From time to time some consolidation Bills have been drafted by lawyers who have been members of the parliamentary counsel office but who are no longer employed in the public service. The proportion of work undertaken in this way is not significant and it is not practicable to specify it as a percentage of the total drafting work undertaken by the members of the parliamentary counsel office. There are no plans for change at the moment.
Questions of Procedure for Ministers
Mr. Denham : To ask the Prime Minister on how many occasions in the last 12 months he has been consulted by the Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office, the hon. Member for Hampshire, East (Mr. Mates), under paragraphs 126 and 127 of "Questions of Procedure for Ministers"; on what subjects; and on what dates.
The Prime Minister [holding answer 24 June 1993] : Consultations between the Prime Minister and other Ministers are private.
Morgan Rogerson (Car Loan)
Mr. Denham : To ask the Prime Minister on which date he was first aware that the hon. Member for Hampshire, East (Mr. Mates) had received the loan of a car from the Morgan Rogerson company or from individuals associated with that company.
The Prime Minister [holding answer 24 June 1993] : My hon. Friend issued a statement to the press explaining the circumstances in which a temporary loan of a car to his wife had been made. He informed my office at the time he issued the statement.