Below is the text of the written answers relating to Prime Minister's Question Time from 30th November 1993.
National Identity Card
Mr. Spellar : To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his answer of 25 November, Official Report, column 107, which Departments are keeping the question of a national identity card under review.
The Prime Minister : The question of a national identity card scheme is a matter for the Home Office.
Mr. Alfred Morris : To ask the Prime Minister if he expects to be able to meet the
Government's commitment to provide 153,000 homes for those in housing need by the
The Prime Minister : Yes.
Mrs. Roche : To ask the Prime Minister how often the ministerial group on crime prevention meets; when it last met; and in what form its deliberations are published.
The Prime Minister : The ministerial group on crime prevention meets about three times per year. The last meeting was held on 16 November 1993. Its most recent report, entitled "Reducing the Costs of Crime : Measures Taken by Government Departments", was published in November 1992; a copy has been placed in the Library of the House. The minutes of its meetings are not published.
Mr. Mullin : To ask the Prime Minister if he will list the fund-
The Prime Minister : Since November 1990 there have been a total of 31 receptions, dinners or other functions at No. 10 Downing street for charities or voluntary bodies and three at Chequers. The organisations concerned were :
(a) 10 Downing street
Surrey County Cricket Club Youth Trust
Huntington's Disease Association
Anthony Nolan Bone Marrow Trust
National Council of Hospice and Specialist Palliative Care Crossroads Care (two functions)
Animal Health Trust
Youth Clubs (UK)
Marie Curie Cancer Care
Westminster Foundation for Democracy
London Community Cricket Association
International Spinal Research Trust
Cambridge Arts Theatre Trust
Leeds International Piano Competition
Westminster Medical School Research Trust
The Shakespeare Globe Trust
National Council for Voluntary Organisations
Consortium for Street Children
I am not prepared to give advance notice of functions at No. 10 or at Chequers, whether
official or non-
Mr. Beith : To ask the Prime Minister what plans he has to permit fund-
The Prime Minister : When charitable or other non-
Mr. Tony Banks : To ask the Prime Minister how many functions have been held at 10 Downing street since 5 July at which funds have been raised for political parties, or for which tickets have been sold for the benefit of political parties.
The Prime Minister : None.
Mr. Tony Banks : To ask the Prime Minister if he will make it his policy to allow 10 Downing Street to be made available to political parties other than the Conservative party for the purposes of fund raising.
The Prime Minister [holding answer 29 November 1993] : As under previous Administrations,
the use of 10 Downing street for non-
Security and Intelligence Agencies
Sir David Mitchell : To ask the Prime Minister what is the expenditure of the security and intelligence agencies.
The Prime Minister : The aggregate provision for the security and intelligence agencies
Precise figures for the 1994-
The provision for 1993-