The Rt. Hon. Sir John Major KG CH

Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 1990-1997

1993Prime Minister (1990-1997)

PMQT Written Answers – 5 March 1993

Below is the text of the written answers relating to Prime Minister’s Question Time from 5th March 1993.



Civil List

Mr. Gordon Prentice : To ask the Prime Minister if he will arrange for those payments to members of the royal family made through the civil list to be subject to audit and scrutiny by the National Audit Office.

The Prime Minister : The payments of the annuities to members of the royal family from the Consolidated Fund are already subject to National Audit Office audit. Her Majesty the Queen has agreed to refund those costs, except for the annuities for the Queen Mother and the Duke of Edinburgh.


Market Testing

Mr. Flynn : To ask the Prime Minister what is the highest rank in the civil service or Government to which market testing will be applied.

Prime Minister : Market testing could apply in principle to any suitable activity and would, therefore, affect staff at any grade in market tested areas.


Nuclear Tests

Mr. Llew Smith : To ask the Prime Minister what representations he received on nuclear testing during his recent visit to Washington.

The Prime Minister : During my visit I received one letter about nuclear testing from a United States congressman.


Scott Inquiry

Mr. Llew Smith : To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his answer of 25 February, Official Report, column 671, if he will list the titles of the papers his office has made available to the Scott inquiry.

The Prime Minister : No. It would not be appropriate to do so.