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1994 - PMQT Written Answers 26th April 1994

Below is the text of the written answers relating to Prime Minister's Question Time from 26th April 1994.


PRIME MINISTER:

Labour-controlled Local Authorities

Mr. Foulkes : To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his answer of 18 April, Official Report, column 370, if he will list the district auditor's reports referred to; what were the dates and places of the criminal proceedings referred to; and which councils were involved.

The Prime Minister [holding answer 22 April 1994] : Criminal proceedings are a matter of public record. Various district auditors' reports, for example, which are publicly available, confirm my earlier answers.


Sir Tim Bell

Mr. Gordon Prentice : To ask the Prime Minister how many contracts the Government have awarded since 1987 to Sir Tim Bell for public relations work; and if he will list their nature and value.

The Prime Minister : Information on Government contracts is not held centrally and would involve disproportionate cost to obtain. The Department of National Heritage let a contract to Lowe Bell Communications on 24 January to help with its programme of civilian events to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the D-day landings. The value of the contract is £50,000 plus a maximum of £12,500 for expenses, net of VAT. The Department has not let any other contracts to Lowe Bell Communications.


Engagements

Mr. Harry Greenway : To ask the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 26 April.

Sir Peter Tapsell : To ask the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 26 April.

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.