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1996 - PMQT Written Answers 11th January 1996

Below is the text of the written answers relating to Prime Minister's Question Time from 11th January 1996.


PRIME MINISTER:

Engagements

Mr. Harry Greenway: To ask the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for Thursday 11 January.

Sir Peter Tapsell: To ask the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for Thursday 11 January.

The Deputy Prime Minister: I have been asked to reply. My right hon. Friend the Prime Minister is in Paris representing Her Majesty's Government at the commemorative service for the late President Mitterrand.


Regulators

Mr. Gordon Prentice: To ask the Prime Minister if he will list the regulators, indicating their dates of appointment, period of tenure, salary, including any performance-related element, and their previous employment prior to employment with salary plus bonuses, where these are (a) known and (b) in the public domain.

The Prime Minister: The information is shown in the table:

Office        Regulator        First appointment        Term        Salary(3)        Former employment        Former salary(4)

Electricity supply        Professor Stephen Littlechild        1st September 1989        5+5        102,500        Birmingham University        --

Fair trading        Mr. John Bridgeman        1st October 1995        5        130,000        British Alcan        191,000

Gas supply        Ms Clare Spottis-woode        1st November 1993        5        90,000        Self employed        --

National lottery        Mr. Peter Davis        25th October 1993        5        84,255        Sturge Holdings plc        --

Rail        Mr. John Swift        1st December 1993        5        131,650        Queens Counsel        –

Telecommunications        Mr. Donald Cruickshank        1st April 1993        5        126,400        NHS Scotland        --

Water services        Mr. Ian Byatt        1st August 1989        5+2        81,381        HM Treasury        59,800

(3) No regulators receive performance related pay.

(4) Where known and in the public domain.