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 – 20 April 1993

Below is the text of the written answers relating to Prime Minister’s Question Time from 20th April 1993.



Council of Ministers

Mr. Barnes : To ask the Prime Minister what were the details of the last formal vote that was taken in a meeting of a Council of Ministers in the European Community; and if he will list the date of each subsequent meeting at which no formal votes were taken.

The Prime Minister : The last formal vote in the Council of Ministers was that taken on the proposed arrangements for bananas in the single market during the Agriculture Council on 13 February. Details were given by my hon. Friend the Minister of State, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, on 3 March at column 192. No formal votes were taken at the following Councils : ECOFIN on 15 February, Consumer Affairs on 2 March, Foreign Affairs on 8 and 9 March, ECOFIN on 15 March, Transport on 15 March, Agriculture on 16 and 17 March, Fisheries on 18 March, Environment on 22 and 23 March, Foreign Affairs on 5 April, Employment and Social Affairs on 6 April, and ECOFIN on 19 April.


49 Whitehall

Mr. Rogers : To ask the Prime Minister if he will list those Government Departments having offices at No. 49 Whitehall, London SW1.

The Prime Minister : There is no Government occupation of 49 Whitehall. I assume that the hon. Member refers to 49/53 Parliament street, SW1 which is occupied by the Office of Public Service and Science–major occupier–the Inland Revenue and the Department of Social Security.



Q10. Mr. Hendry : To ask the Prime Minister if he plans to pay an official visit to Derbyshire.

The Prime Minister : I am making plans for a series of visits to all parts of the country and hope to include Derbyshire among them.