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1994 - PMQT Written Answers 29th March 1994

Below is the text of the written answers relating to Prime Minister's Question Time from 29th March 1994.


PRIME MINISTER:

Lockerbie

Mr. Dalyell : To ask the Prime Minister what representations he has had from the Government of Malta about luggage alleged to have left Luqa airport for the Rhein-Main airport in December 1988, destined to destroy Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie.

The Prime Minister : As my noble and learned Friend the Lord Advocate made clear in issuing warrants for the arrest of the two Libyans suspected of the Lockerbie bombing, the investigation concluded that the bomb which caused Pan Am 103 to explode over Lockerbie on 21 December 1988 was placed on board a flight from Luqa airport to Frankfurt, where it was transferred to flight PA 103. I have received no representations from the Maltese Government on this matter.


Engagements

Sir Peter Tapsell : To ask the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 29 March.

Mr. Harry Greenway : To ask the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 29 March.

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.


Bosnia

Sir Nicholas Bonsor : To ask the Prime Minister if he will make a statement on his recent visit to Bosnia.

The Prime Minister : I visited central Bosnia and Sarajevo on 18 March. In central Bosnia I met British and other United Nations soldiers and civilian aid experts. I was impressed, as always, by their courage and professional dedication. UNPROFOR's achievements on the ground have helped to transform the situation in Bosnia and the prospects for a settlement.

In Sarajevo I met Bosnian Vice-President Ganic and General Rose. I announced a further £12 million of United Kingdom aid for Bosnia : £5 million to help rebuild Sarajevo, and £7 million to support the work of UN agencies throughout Bosnia. With the £2 million announced by my right hon. and noble Friend, Baroness Chalker, to support the Tuzla airlift, this brings total United Kingdom humanitarian aid to former Yugoslavia to £171.5 million.