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1994 - PMQT Written Answers 24th February 1994

Below is the text of the written answers relating to Prime Minister's Question Time from 24th February 1994.


PRIME MINISTER:

Advertising

Mr. Matthew Taylor : To ask the Prime Minister if he will list all television advertising, newspaper advertising, radio advertising and other promotional campaigns with a budgeted cost in excess of £10,000 conducted by his office (a) in the current financial year and (b) planned for 1994-95, showing for each the objectives and mechanisms for assessing the effectiveness of the advertising.

The Prime Minister : No advertising has been incurred in my office on promotional or advertising campaigns in the current financial year. None is planned for 1994-95.


Royal Family

Mr. Frank Fields : To ask the Prime Minister if he will list those areas with regard to the royal family, on which it is his practice to answer questions.

The Prime Minister : I will answer questions which are within the conventions of this House and raise issues of public policy, where appropriate.


Engagements

Sir Peter Tapsell : To ask the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for Thursday 24 February.

Mr. Harry Greenway : To ask the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for Thursday 24 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 further meetings later today.


Yugoslavia

Mr. Wareing : To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his answer of 21 February, Official Report, columns 33-34, if Russia would be consulted and its approval need to be given before NATO air-strikes in Bosnia-Herzegovina were carried out.

The Prime Minister : United Nations Secretary Council resolution 836 authorises the use of air power in support of UNPROFOR in and around the safe areas in Bosnia-Herzegovina. There is no need for further decisions by the Security Council.

We nevertheless regard consultation with Russia as of the utmost importance. We welcome the Russians' positive contribution to lifting the siege of Sarajevo, which demonstrated their commitment to bringing the conflict to a peaceful end.

Mr. Wareing : To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his answer of 21 February, Official Report, columns 33-34, if he will give President Yeltsin's response to his description of the specific terms of the North Atlantic Council's response to the United Nations Secretary-General's request for NATO assistance at Sarajevo; and if he will make a statement.

The Prime Minister : I have nothing further to add to the reply that I gave to the hon. Member on 21 February at columns 33-34.


Gifts

Mrs. Clwyd : To ask the Prime Minister in what circumstances gifts made to the Prime Minister which are state property may be used; and, in the case of gifts of jewellery, who is entitled to wear it.

The Prime Minister : These are matters for the Prime Minister's discretion.