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 – 10 June 1991

Below is the text of the written answers relating to Prime Minister’s Question Time from 10th June 1991.



International Tropical Timber Organisation

Mr. Simon Hughes : To ask the Prime Minister if he will transfer responsibility for the United Kingdom’s membership of the International Tropical Timber Organisation from the Department of Trade and Industry to the Overseas Development Administration.

The Prime Minister : Responsibility was transferred to the Overseas Development Administration in October 1990.


National Union of Mineworkers’ Funds

Mr. Galloway : To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his answer of 3 June, Official Report, column 34, to the hon. Member for Linlithgow (Mr. Dalyell) on Her Majesty’s Government’s assistance to Price Waterhouse, sequestrators of the National Union of Mineworkers, what relavant information the Government passed to the sequestrators; and what was the provenance of this information.

The Prime Minister : I have nothing further to add to my answer of 3 June to the hon. Member for Linlithgow. Information was provided to the sequestrators in confidence.


Cleeve Station

Mr. Galloway : To ask the Prime Minister which Minister in Her Majesty’s Government has responsibility for the work of Cleeve station, and what is Cleeve’s relationship to Government Communications Headquarters.

The Prime Minister : The station at Cleeve camp, Morwenstow is GCHQ’s and, as such, comes under the ministerial responsibility of the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs.