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1996 - PMQT Written Answers 23rd July 1996

Below is the text of the written answers relating to Prime Minister's Question Time from 23rd July 1996.


PRIME MINISTER:

Sheffield City Council

Mr. Bill Michie: To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his oral answer of 16 April, Official Report, column 509, and the letter of 17 April regarding remarks about Sheffield city council, when the hon. Member can expect a full reply.

The Prime Minister: I have nothing further to add to the reply that I gave to the hon. Member on 16 April, Official Report, column 509.


Engagements

Sir Peter Tapsell: To ask the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 23 July.

Mr. Harry Greenway: To ask the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 23 July.

The Prime Minister: This morning I had meetings with ministerial colleagues and others. In addition to my duties in the House, I shall be having further meetings later today.


Intelligence and Security Committee

Mr. Winnick: To ask the Prime Minister if hon. Members may appear before the Intelligence and Security Committee.

The Prime Minister: Yes. It is for the committee to decide whom it invites to give evidence.

Mr. Winnick: To ask the Prime Minister what is the total amount spent so far arising from the Intelligence and Security Committee being established.

The Prime Minister [holding answer 22 July 1996]: Direct administrative and staff costs--excluding accommodation--were £207,054 from December 1994 to the end of June 1996.

Mr. Winnick: To ask the Prime Minister how many officials work for the Intelligence and Security Committee; and what are their grades.

The Prime Minister [holding answer 22 July 1996]: Four. One grade 7, one senior executive officer, one higher executive officer (development) and a personal secretary.