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 – 15 June 1992

Below is the text of the written answers relating to Prime Minister’s Question Time from 15th June 1992.



The World at One

Mr. Biffen : To ask the Prime Minister whether the radio interview given by the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the BBC’s “The World at One” programme on 10 June represents Government policy.

The Prime Minister : Yes.



Mr. Simon Hughes : To ask the Prime Minister if he will make a statement on the outcome of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development.

The Prime Minister : I have done so today.

Mr. Flynn : To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his answer of 5 June, Official Report, column 656, if he will set out the modes of transport used by the United Kingdom delegation to support its involvement in the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development; and what is the total cost of each form of transport used.

The Prime Minister : The United Kingdom delegation used both car and minibus transport in Rio at an estimated cost of £25,000.


Commonwealth of Independent States

Mr. Flynn : To ask the Prime Minister what matters with regard to the nuclear proliferation risks posed by instability in the Commonwealth of Independent States were discussed ; and what decisions taken, during his recent meeting with President Bush at Camp David.

The Prime Minister : We discussed a range of issues, many of which were related directly to developments in Europe, including the implications of the break-up of the former Soviet Union.



Mr. David Atkinson : To ask the Prime Minister if he will announce the membership of the United Kingdom delegation to the forthcoming meeting of the assembly of the CSCE in Budapest.

The Prime Minister [holding answer 12 June 1992] : The CSCE parliamentary assembly will be meeting in Budapest on 3 to 5 July. I have appointed 13 delegates from the Parliament of the United Kingdom. The delegation will consist of seven Members of the Conservative party, five Members of the Labour party and one Member of the Liberal party. I have also appointed a number of substitute delegates.

The appointment of Labour and Liberal representatives and substitutes have been made on the basis of nominations by the parties concerned.

Representatives from the Government Benches will be :

The right hon. Member for Westermoreland and Lonsdale (Mr. Jopling), who will act as leader, the hon. Members for Arundel (Sir M. Marshall), for Honiton (Sir Peter Emery), for Warwick and Leamington (Sir D. Smith) and for Wealden (Sir G. Johnson Smith), the Earl of Dundee and Lord Montgomery of Alamein.

Representatives from the Labour party will be the hon. Members for Stockton, North (Mr. Cook), for Tooting (Mr. Cox), for Walsall, South (Mr. George), for Wansbeck (Mr. Thompson) and for Wentworth (Mr. Hardy).

The representative from the Liberal party will be the hon. and learned Member for Fife, North-East (Mr. Campbell).

The following substitutes have been appointed to act as necessary on behalf of the delegates :

From the Government Benches, the hon. Members for Ashford (Sir. K. Speed), for Rochford (Dr. Clark) and for Weston-super-Mare (Mr. Wiggin).

From the Labour party, the hon. Members for Don Valley (Mr. Redmond) and for Dundee, West (Mr. Ross).