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1994 - PMQT Written Answers 20th October 1994

Below is the text of the written answers relating to Prime Minister's Question Time from 20th October 1994.


PRIME MINISTER:

Official Hospitality

Mr. Matthew Taylor: To ask the Prime Minister what has been the total amount spent on official hospitality by (a) his Department and (b) his agencies for each year since 1990.

The Prime Minister: Expenditure on official entertaining by my office for each year since 1990 was as follows:

Year    |£           

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1990-91 |23,830      

1991-92 |40,976      

1992-93 |30,023      

1993-94 |21,793      

I have asked my right honourable Friend the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster to provide information about expenditure on official entertaining by the Cabinet Office and agencies.


Macclesfield

Mr. Nicholas Winterton: To ask the Prime Minister whether he has any plans to pay an official visit to Macclesfield.

The Prime Minister: As I have said before to my hon. Friend, I very much hope to be able to come to his constituency when my diary permits.


Ministerial Responsibilities

Dr. Marek: To ask the Prime Minister when the list of ministerial responsibilities after last summer's changes was delivered to the Vote Office.

The Prime Minister: The first batch of copies of the September 1994 edition of the "List of Ministerial Responsibilities" was delivered to the Vote Office on 4 October.


Engagements

Mr. Harry Greenway: To ask the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for Thursday 20 October.

Sir Peter Tapsell: To ask the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for Thursday 20 October.

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 the House, I shall be having further meetings later today.


Intelligence Unit

Mr. Meacher: To ask the Prime Minister how many persons are attached to the intelligence unit in the Chief Whip's offices at 12 Downing street and in the House of Commons; what is the purpose of the unit; and to whom it is accountable.

The Prime Minister: There is no such unit.