The Rt. Hon. Sir John Major KG CH

Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 1990-1997

1991Prime Minister (1990-1997)

PMQT Written Answers – 22 May 1991

Below is the text of the written answers relating to Prime Minister’s Question Time from 22nd May 1991.



Iraq (Economic Sanctions)

Dr. Thomas : To ask the Prime Minister how many representations he has received concerning the United Nations Security Council appeal issued on 29 April for assistance to the 21 countries with special economic problems arising from their compliance with sanctions imposed against Iraq; and if he will make a statement.

The Prime Minister : None. Our policy on assistance for these countries was set out in the answer given to the hon. Member by the Minister for Overseas Development on 14 May at column 99.


Medical and Dental Officers (Pay)

Mr. Conway : To ask the Prime Minister if he will make a statement about the pay of medical and dental officers in the armed forces.

The Prime Minister : The Armed Forces Pay Review Body has submitted to me a supplementary report on the pay of medical and dental officers in the armed forces which recommends increases of between 7.5 and 11.4 per cent., with an average increase of 11.2 per cent. The Government have decided to accept the recommendations in full, though, in common with the pay awards announced on 31 January for the national health service doctors and dentists, with whom the pay of service medical and dental officers is closely linked, implementation will be staged, with 7.5 per cent. payable from 1 April 1991 and the balance of the award payable from 1 December 1991.