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1997 - PMQT Written Answers 20th February 1997

Below is the text of the written answers relating to Prime Minister's Question Time from 20th February 1997.


PRIME MINISTER:

Millennium Club

Mr. Madden: To ask the Prime Minister how many times over the last three years, he has addressed the Millennium Club in his official capacity; and if he will list the names of those present and the companies they represented on each occasion; and if he will make a statement.

The Prime Minister [holding answer 13 February 1997]: None.

Mr. Wilson: To ask the Prime Minister what reports he has received on the offer made to prospective members of the Millennium Club by Mr. Alan Lewis, concerning access to Ministers of Her Majesty's Government and influence over Government policy; and if he will make a statement.

The Prime Minister [holding answer 13 February 1997]: None.


Engagements

Mr. Harry Greenway: To ask the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for Thursday 20 February.

Sir Peter Tapsell: To ask the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for Thursday 20 February.

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


Consultants

Mr. Milburn: To ask the Prime Minister what monitoring takes place by his Department of the use of external consultants by non-departmental public bodies.

The Prime Minister: For this purpose, my Department is part of the Cabinet Office. I refer the hon. Member to the replies given to him by my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster on 13 January, Official Report, columns 13-14.