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1997 - PMQT Written Answers 25th February 1997

Below is the text of the written answers relating to Prime Minister's Question Time from 25th February 1997.


PRIME MINISTER:

Government Policy (Lichfield)

8. Mr. Fabricant: To ask the Prime Minister what assessment he has made of the effects of Her Majesty's Government's policies on people and businesses in Lichfield.

The Prime Minister: The people and businesses of Lichfield are benefiting fully from the Government's policies. The UK is enjoying a stronger recovery than any other large European economy, the longest run of low inflation for nearly 50 years, and mortgage rates at their lowest levels for a generation. This year the UK is on course to have the fastest growth in the G7 group of leading industrial nations. It should come as no surprise that, in the past four years, unemployment in Lichfield has more than halved.


Albania

Mr. MacShane: To ask the Prime Minister what official gifts he has received from the Albanian President.

The Prime Minister: Gifts received by Ministers in their official capacity are dealt with in accordance with the procedures set out in "Questions of Procedure for Ministers". The details are not made public.


Engagements

Mr. Harry Greenway: To ask the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 25 February.

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.


Cardiff European Council

Mr. Forman: To ask the Prime Minister what the dates will be for the 1998 Cardiff European Council.

The Prime Minister: The dates will be 15 and 16 June 1998.