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1997 - PMQT Written Answers 18th February 1997

Below is the text of the written answers relating to Prime Minister's Question Time from 18th February 1997.


PRIME MINISTER:

Engagements

Mr. Harry Greenway: To ask the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 18 February.

Sir Peter Tapsell: To ask the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 18 February.

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


Residential Properties

Mr. Meale: To ask the Prime Minister if he will list the residential properties which are within his gift.

The Prime Minister: Chevening, Dorneywood and the three flats in Admiralty house.


Manpower Information Service

Mrs. Bridget Prentice: To ask the Prime Minister what assessment he had made of the national on-line manpower information service report from the university of Durham; and if he will make a statement.

Mrs. Angela Knight: I have been asked to reply.

NOMIS--national on-line manpower information system--is the Office for National Statistics on-line labour market statistics database run under contract by the university of Durham. It enables users to access electronically via a modem link, a wide range of official labour market statistics.

NOMIS does not produce reports, but the information that it makes available is widely used for research purposes and under crown copyright is quoted as the source of information.

There are currently 800 subscribers to NOMIS, including local authorities, academics, research bodies, central Government and the commercial sector.