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 – 8 June 1992

Below is the text of the written answers relating to Prime Minister’s Question Time from 8th June 1992.



Ministerial Advisers

Mr. Kirkwood : To ask the Prime Minister if he will list the special advisers appointed to Government Ministers in this Parliament and their previous occupations.

Mr. Newton : I have been asked to reply.

The names and pre-election occupations of special advisers appointed in this Parliament are as follows :

Name |Previous occupation


  1. Adams | Special Adviser
  2. S. Bercow | Sallingbury Casey
  3. Bickham | Special Adviser
  4. Burke | Special Adviser
  5. Caine | Special Adviser
  6. W. D. Cameron | Conservative Central Office

Dr. E. Cottrell | Conservative Central Office

Sir P. Cradock | Special Adviser

Mr. Fraser | Special Adviser

Sir C. Foster | Coopers and Lybrand Deloitte

  1. M. Grantham | Special Adviser
  2. Green | Television Presenter
  3. S. Hole | Special Adviser

Mrs. S. Hogg | Special Adviser

  1. Hopson | Communications Consultant
  2. Kemp | Special Adviser

Mrs. T. Keswick | Special Adviser

Mrs. E. Laing | Special Adviser

  1. Mackay | Special Adviser
  2. Marsh | Special Adviser
  3. Mayhew | Special Adviser
  4. McManus |Conservative Central Office
  5. J. E. Miller | Special Adviser
  6. Poole |James Capel

Mrs. K. Ramsay | Special Adviser

Dr. W. Robinson | Special Adviser

  1. Rock |Conservative Central Office
  2. Rosling | Special Adviser
  3. Ruffley | Special Adviser
  4. Stewart | Special Adviser

Lady Strathnaver | Special Adviser

  1. True | Special Adviser
  2. R. Wilton | Special Adviser
  3. Young | Special Adviser

** Amendment made on 12th June 1992.


Honours List

Sir Anthony Grant : To ask the Prime Minister what is his policy on the confidentiality of proposed recommendations by him for honours until they are formally announced; what steps are taken when such confidence is breached; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Newton : I have been asked to reply.

My right hon. Friend the Prime Minister treats such recommendations in strict confidence until they are announced and asks others to treat them similarly.