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 – 14 February 1992

Below is the text of the written answers relating to Prime Minister’s Question Time from 14th February 1992.



GATT Negotiations

Mr. Flynn : To ask the Prime Minister what response he has made to the proposals made by the Vice-President of the United States of America on 9 February to link the outcome of the negotiations on the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade and European security commitments by the United States of America.

The Prime Minister : Vice President Quayle has confirmed publicly that he sees no link between GATT and the United States commitment to European security. Vice President Quayle and I agreed that the success of the Uruguay round was of vital importance to the world economy and that the European Community and the United States must work urgently for a successful agreement.


Nuclear Non-proliferation

Mr. Flynn : To ask the Prime Minister if he discussed the implementation of safeguards arrangements arising from South Africa’s membership of the nuclear non-proliferation treaty during the recent visit of President de Klerk to the United Kingdom.

The Prime Minister : No. South Africa has signed an exemplary safeguards agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency and preliminary IAEA inspections are already taking place.