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1996 - PMQT Written Answers 14th November 1996

Below is the text of the written answers relating to Prime Minister's Question Time from 14th November 1996.


PRIME MINISTER:

Parliamentary Questions

Mr. Meacher: To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to section 4 of the Government's response to the fourth recommendation contained in the second report of the Public Service Committee on ministerial accountability and responsibility, HC 67, Session 1996-97, if he will make it Government policy to answer parliamentary questions relating to events taking place more than 30 years ago.

The Prime Minister: To the extent that such questions are admissible under the rules of the House--"Erskine May", 21st edition, page 294--Ministers will seek to answer them, as any other question, in accordance with "Questions of Procedures for Ministers".


Engagements

Sir Peter Tapsell: To ask the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for Thursday 14 November.

Mr. Harry Greenway: To ask the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for Thursday 14 November.

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