The Rt. Hon. Sir John Major KG CH

Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 1990-1997

1992Prime Minister (1990-1997)

PMQT Written Answers – 22 January 1992

Below is the text of the written answers relating to Prime Minister’s Question Time from 22nd January 1992.



East Timor

Mrs. Clwyd : To ask the Prime Minister if he will support a United Nations Commission to East Timor to investigate the killings in Santa Cruz on 12 November 1991.

The Prime Minister : We support the UN Secretary-General’s proposal to send a representative to examine the situation in East Timor.


Severely Disabled People (Personal Assistants)

Mr. Alfred Morris : To ask the Prime Minister if he is satisfied with the co-ordination between the Secretaries of State for Health and for Social Security concerning policy towards direct payments to severely disabled people to employ their own personal assistants; and if he will make a statement.

The Prime Minister : Yes.


Armed Forces (Liability to Injury) Bill

Mr. John Browne : To ask the Prime Minister what is his policy with regard to the Armed Forces (Liability to Injury) Bill.

The Prime Minister : As the Armed Forces (Liability to Injury) Bill will not receive its Second Reading until Friday 24 January 1992, it would not be appropriate for me to make a statement.


British Steel

Mr. Dewar : To ask the Prime Minister what meetings he has had with British Steel in the last six months; and on what dates.

The Prime Minister : None, but my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry has had four meetings with British Steel during the last six months.