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 May 1993

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




Mr. Allen : To ask the Prime Minister how many treaties have been ratified by Her Majesty’s Government since 1979.

The Prime Minister : Her Majesty’s Government have ratified 243 treaties since 1 January 1979.


St. Bartholomew’s Hospital

Mr. Sedgemore : To ask the Prime Minister what representations he has received from the City of London about the proposal to close the accident and emergency department at St. Bartholomew’s hospital.

The Prime Minister : So far as I am aware, none.


Orders in Council

Mr. Allen : To ask the Prime Minister if he will list the statutory powers which have authorised the use of the Orders in Council in the last six months.

The Prime Minister : Since 1 November 1992, Orders in council have been made under the following Acts and Measures :

Burial Acts 1853 and 1855

Child Abduction and Custody Act 1985

Civil Aviation Acts 1949 and 1982

Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments Act 1982

Continental Shelf Act 1964

Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988

Criminal Justice (International Co-operation) Act 1990

Dioceses Measure 1978

Education Reform Act 1988

Education (Scotland) Act 1980

European Communities Act 1972

Extradition Acts 1870 and 1989

Foreign Compensation Acts 1950 and 1969

Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988

Judicature (Northern Ireland) Act 1978

Local Government Act 1972 and 1974

Maintenance Orders (Reciprocal Enforcement) Act 1972

Merchant Shipping Act 1894

Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions Act 1865

Northern Ireland Act 1974

Northern Ireland Constitution Act 1973

Parliamentary Constituencies Act 1986

Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act 1923

Universities (Scotland) Act 1966


Public Servants

Mr. Allen : To ask the Prime Minister how many persons have been appointed to grades 1 to 7, or equivalent grades, in the civil service since 1979.

The Prime Minister : Since 1979 there has been about 1,250 grade 1 to 3 appointments in the home civil service. This figure includes those appointed from within the service.

About 4,000 recruits have entered the home civil service at grade levels 4 to 7 during the period. This figure excludes promotions from within the civil service, on which information is not readily available.