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 – 21 November 1991

Below is the text of the written answers relating to Prime Minister’s Question Time from 21st November 1991.




Mr. Cox : To ask the Prime Minister which Government Ministers have made an official visit to Cyprus since June 1987.

The Prime Minister : There have been no bilateral ministerial visits to Cyprus in the period specified.


Perisher Submarines

Mr. Foulkes : To ask the Prime Minister if he will intervene to stop the Perisher submarine exercise scheduled for 22 to 27 November in the Clyde following fishermen’s organisations warnings.

The Prime Minister : I understand the sensitivity of the anniversary of the Antares sinking on 22 November. In recognition of this, no submarines on the essential Perisher exercise will enter inshore waters until Saturday 23 November when no fishing activity will be taking place.


Official Entertainment

Mr. Tony Banks : To ask the Prime Minister what was the total cost of official entertainment associated with the office of Prime Minister in the financial year 1990-91.

The Prime Minister : The cost of official entertainment associated with my office during 1990-91, including entertainment overseas, was £23,830.



Mr. Harry Greenway : To ask the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for 21 November.

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.