Below is the text of the written answers relating to Prime Minister’s Question Time from 20th May 1993.
Mr. Simon Hughes : To ask the Prime Minister what priorities have been set for Her Majesty’s Government between now and the beginning of the summer adjournment.
The Prime Minister : I refer the hon. Member to the reply that I gave him on 14 January 1993 at columns 786-87.
Policy Objectives, London
Mr. Simon Hughes : To ask the Prime Minister what are Her Majesty’s Government’s short-term, medium-term and long-term policy objectives for London.
The Prime Minister : Our policy objectives are to maintain and enhance London’s position as a thriving national capital and a leading world city.
Council of Ministers (Votes)
Mr. Barnes : To ask the Prime Minister what advice has been given to all Departments concerning the recording of answers to be published in the Official Report to parliamentary questions of all votes in meetings of the EC’s Council of Ministers; and if he will make a statement.
The Prime Minister : All Departments are being advised that statements to the House following meetings of the Council of Ministers should include details of the vote, whenever a formal vote is taken in Council, or should record that no formal votes were taken.
Mr. Barnes : To ask the Prime Minister what guidelines he has issued governing official correspondence between civil servants and journalists; and if he will make a statement.
The Prime Minister : None. Guidance on various points concerning relations between civil servants and journalists is given in “A Working Guide for Government Information Officers” produced by the information officer management unit in the Office of Public Service and Science, a copy of which is in the Library of the House.
Mr. Congdon : To ask the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for Thursday 20 May.
The Prime Minister : This morning I presided at a meeting of the Cabinet and had meetings with ministerial colleagues and others. In addition to my duties in this House I shall be having further meetings later today.