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1996 - PMQT Written Answers 27th June 1996

Below is the text of the written answers relating to Prime Minister's Question Time from 27th June 1996.


PRIME MINISTER:

Engagements

Mr. Harry Greenway: To ask the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for Thursday 27 June.

Sir Peter Tapsell: To ask the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for Thursday 27 June.

Mr. John Evans: To ask the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for Thursday 27 June.

The Deputy Prime Minister: I have been asked to reply.

My right hon. Friend the Prime Minister is attending the G7 summit in Lyon.


Unemployment (European Union)

Sir Teddy Taylor: To ask the Prime Minister if he will raise at the next meeting of the European Council the level of unemployment in the EU.

The Prime Minister: Unemployment was one of the issues discussed at the European Council in Florence. The European Council confirmed the priority attached to tackling unemployment and agreed to carry forward the strategy agreed at the Essen European Council in December 1994, which recognised the primacy of action by member states and recommended a number of lines of action reflecting this Government's approach.


Parliamentary Delegation (OSCE)

Mr. Duncan: To ask the Prime Minister what changes he has made to the United Kingdom delegation to the parliamentary assembly of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe.

The Prime Minister: The hon. Member for Inverness, Nairn and Lochaber (Sir Russell Johnston) has been named as a substitute for the Liberal Democrat party.