Below is the text of the written answers relating to Prime Minister's Question Time from 20th March 1997.
Basic Pension Plus
Mr. Leigh: To ask the Prime Minister if he will make a statement on basic pension plus proposals.
The Prime Minister: The Government's proposals for basic pension plus will bring about the largest extension of personal ownership since the spread of home ownership and will provide secure pensions for the increasing number of elderly people in the next century.
Mrs. Ann Winterton: To ask the Prime Minister what response he has made to the petition presented to him by Mrs. Jenny Bacon, together with right hon. and hon. Members, on Wednesday 12 March, on the subject of the provision of contraceptives to minors.
The Prime Minister: My office has sent an acknowledgement. The Under-