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1994 - PMQT Written Answers 22nd February 1994

Below is the text of the written answers relating to Prime Minister's Question Time from 22nd February 1994.


PRIME MINISTER:

Russia

Sir Thomas Arnold : To ask the Prime Minister what is his policy towards Russia's application to join the Group of Seven.

The Prime Minister : I believe that there is a strong case for building a closer political dialogue between Russia and the Group of Seven, by creating a political Group of Eight, although it would not be appropriate in current circumstances for Russia to join the economic G7. I shall be taking this up with my G7 colleagues.


Engagements

Mr. Harry Greenway : To ask the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 22 February.

Sir Peter Tapsell : To ask the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 22 February.

The Prime Minister : This morning I had meetings with ministerial colleagues and others. In addition to my duties in this House, I shall be having further meetings later today.


10 Downing Street

Mr. Tony Banks : To ask the Prime Minister if he will give details of items on loan to 10 Downing Street which have been mislaid since 1979.

The Prime Minister : No.

Mr. Tony Banks : To ask the Prime Minister if he will give details of all items of works of art, furniture, china, gold and silver artefacts currently on loan in 10 Downing Street.

The Prime Minister : No.

Mr. Tony Banks : To ask the Prime Minister which paintings and other works of art on display in 10 Downing Street in October 1990 have subsequently been removed.

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


Overseas Visits (Media)

Mr. Tony Banks : To ask the Prime Minister if he will give details of amounts outstanding from media organisations for costs arising from using official transport on overseas visits.

The Prime Minister : It is not my practice to give details of outstanding accounts.


Official Gifts

Mr. Tony Banks : To ask the Prime Minister which official gifts were retained by his predecessor at the end of her period of office.

The Prime Minister : My right hon. and noble Friend Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven would have retained those gifts of small value that she wished to keep, and those gifts of higher value that she had chosen to purchase.


Overseas Visits

Mr. Tony Banks : To ask the Prime Minister which countries he has visited in an official capacity since November 1990.

The Prime Minister [holding answer 21 February 1994] : The information requested is as follows :

Country                  |Dates                                   

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Italy                    |13-15 December 1990                     

United States of America |20-22 December 1990                     

Saudi Arabia             |6-8 January 1991                        

Oman                     |8-9 January 1991

Egypt                    |9 January 1991                          

France                   |14 January 1991                         

France                   |20 January 1991                         

Germany                  |11 February 1991                        

Soviet Union             |4-5 March 1991                          

Germany                  |11 March 1991                           

Bermuda                  |15-16 March 1991                        

Luxembourg               |8 April 1991                            

France                   |24 June 1991                            

Luxembourg               |28-29 June 1991                         

Spain                    |2-13 June 1991                          

Spain                    |2 August 1991                           

United States of America |27-30 August 1991                       

China/Russia             |1-6 September 1991                      

France                   |11-12 September 1991                    

Netherlands              |18 September 1991                       

Zimbabwe                 |14-22 October 1991                      

Italy                    |7-8 November 1991                       

Germany                  |10 November 1991                        

Italy                    |27 November 1991                        

Germany                  |27 November 1991                        

Netherlands              |1 December 1991                         

Republic of Ireland      |4 December 1991                         

Netherlands              |8-10 December 1991                      

United States of America |30-31 January 1992                      

Poland                   |25-26 May 1992                          

Czechoslovakia           |26-28 May 1992                          

Hungary                  |28-29 May 1992                          

Germany                  |5 June 1992                             

USA                      |6-9 June 1992                           

Colombia                 |9-10 June 1992                          

Brazil                   |10-12 June 1992                         

Portugal                 |25-27 June 1992                         

Germany                  |6-8 July 1992                           

Finland                  |9-10 July 1992                          

Spain                    |7-9 August 1992                         

Spain                    |16-17 September 1992                    

France                   |30 September 1992                       

Egypt                    |23-25 October 1992                      

Belgium                  |23 November 1992                        

Italy/Greece             |27-28 November 1992                     

Luxembourg               |30 November 1992                        

Spain                    |30 November 1992                        

                         |1 December 1992                         

Portugal                 |1 December 1992                         

Denmark                  |2 December 1992                         

Netherlands              |6-7 December 1992                       

Republic of Ireland      |7 December 1992                         

France                   |15-16 December 1992                     

Canada                   |17-18 December 1992                     

USA                      |18-20 December 1992                     

Bosnia                   |22 December 1992                        

India                    |23-28 January 1993                      

Oman                     |28 January 1993                         

Saudi Arabia             |28 January 1993                         

USA                      |23-25 February 1993                     

Switzerland              |5-6 April 1993                          

Austria                  |6 April 1993                            

France                   |27-28 May 1993                          

Denmark                  |20-22 June 1993                         

Japan                    |5-9 July 1993                           

Sweden                   |11-13 August 1993                       

Portugal                 |23 August 1993                          

Japan                    |18-21 September 1993                    

Malaysia                 |21-22 September 1993                    

Monaco                   |23 September 1993                       

Cyprus                   |21-25 October 1993                      

Belgium                  |28-29 October 1993                      

Germany                  |25 November 1993                        

Republic of Ireland      |3 December 1993                         

Belgium                  |9-11 December 1993                      

Belgium                  |9-11 January 1994                       

Russia                   |14-16 February 1994