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 – 13 December 1991

Below is the text of the written answers relating to Prime Minister’s Question Time from 13th December 1991.



Council Tax

Mr. Battle : To ask the Prime Minister if he will co-ordinate an examination by the Secretary of State for the Environment and Secretary of State for Social Security of the impact upon claimants in receipt of family credit and disability working allowance, of increasing the taper for the proposed council tax rebates to 20 per cent.; and if he will make a statement.

The Prime Minister : Such an examination has already taken place. The overall effect on people who receive family credit or disability working allowance will be very small.


Non-ministerial Public Bodies

Mr. Morgan : To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his answer of 28 November, Official Report, column 614, what is the definition of executive duties used when deciding whether a person is carrying out such duties in a political party.

The Prime Minister : There is no formal definition. The rule is applied by Departments after consideration of the nature of the particular post held.