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1995 - PMQT Written Answers 25th May 1995

Below is the text of the written answers relating to Prime Minister's Question Time from 25th May 1995.


PRIME MINISTER:

Engagements

Mr. Harry Greenway: To ask the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for Thursday 25 May.

Sir Peter Tapsell: To ask the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for Thursday 25 May.

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.


Lockerbie

Mr. Dalyell: To ask the Prime Minister if he will place in the Library the correspondence between Nelson Mandela and himself on the issue of Lockerbie.

The Prime Minister: No. It is not my normal practice to do so.


Wild Mammals (Protection) Bill

Mr. Chidgey: To ask the Prime Minister, what amount of correspondence he has received requesting that extra parliamentary time be given to the Wild Mammals (Protection) Bill.

The Prime Minister: I have received a substantial number of representations on the Wild Mammals (Protection) Bill.


Intergovernmental Conference

Mr. Marlow: To ask the Prime Minister by what date he expects to decide whether Her Majesty's Government's submission to the reflections group of the inter-governmental conference should be placed before Parliament either as a White or Green Paper.

The Prime Minister [holding answer 22 May 1995]: I have made it clear that Parliament will have a full opportunity to discuss the issues relating to the intergovernmental conference before that conference gets under way. Precisely when the conference will start is not yet clear. Meanwhile the Government are examining in detail what the British position should be. The purpose of the study group is explanatory. My hon. Friend the Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs will represent the Foreign Secretary. We do not intend to make a single written submission, although we naturally contributed to the Council submission which has been published as Command Paper 2866. Parliament will be kept informed of the study group's progress.