Below is the text of the written answers relating to Prime Minister’s Question Time from 12th July 1993.
UK-Japan Nuclear Trade
Mr. Llew Smith : To ask the Prime Minister whether he discussed the matter of United Kingdom-Japan nuclear trade during his visit to the G7 summit in Tokyo.
The Prime Minister : At our meeting, the Prime Minister of Japan and I discussed a wide range of bilateral and international issues.
Mr. Wareing : To ask the Prime Minister what discussions he has had during the past two weeks with Lord Owen on the issue of the selective lifting of sanctions against Serbia; and if he will make a statement.
The Prime Minister : I have had no such discussions with Lord Owen during the past two weeks. At the Group of Seven economic summit in Tokyo on 7-9 July, I and other Heads of Government reaffirmed that sanctions will be upheld against Serbia and Montenegro until the conditions in the relevant Security Council resolutions on the former Yugoslavia are met.
Mr. Winnick : To ask the Prime Minister what is the Government’s policy towards the appointment of known members of the Labour party to non-ministerial public bodies, including health authorities and hospital trust boards.
The Prime Minister : The Government seek to make all appointments, including those to health authorities and NHS trusts, on merit. Individuals are carefully appraised against the key criteria set for each appointment which cover the qualities, skills and experience required. Details of political affiliation are not specified, and are not required on nomination forms. The successful candidate is the one who meets the criteria, and has the ability and aptitude to meet the demands of the appointment, and to contribute to the effective working of the body concerned.
Mr. Meacher : To ask the Prime Minister if he will list the destination, dates and purpose of each official overseas visit he has undertaken since November 1991.
The Prime Minister : The information requested is as follows :
Destination |Purpose of visit |Dates
Italy |NATO Summit Meeting |6-8 November 1991
Germany |Bilateral |10 November 1991
Italy |Bilateral |27 November 1991
Germany |Bilateral |27 November 1991
Netherlands |Bilateral |1 December 1991
Republic of Ireland |Bilateral |4 December 1991
Netherlands |European Council |8-10 December 1991
USA |United Nations Security Council Meeting |30-31 January 1992
Poland |Bilateral |25-26 May 1992
Czechoslovakia |Bilateral |26-28 May 1992
Hungary |Bilateral |28-29 May 1992
Germany |Bilateral |5 June 1992
USA |Bilateral |6-9 June 1992
Colombia |Bilateral |9-10 June 1992
Brazil |United Nations Conference on Environment and Development | 10-12 June 1992
Portugal |European Council |25-27 June 1992
Germany |G7 Economic Summit |6-8 July 1992
Finland |CSCE Summit |9-10 July 1992
Spain |Olympic Games |7-9 August 1992
Spain |Bilateral |16-17 September 1992
France |Bilateral |30 September 1992
Egypt |50th Anniversary Commemorations at El Alamein |23-25 October 1992
Belgium |Bilateral |23 November 1992
Italy |Bilateral |27 November 1992
Luxembourg |Bilateral |30 November 1992
Greece |Bilateral |27-28 November 1992
Spain |Bilateral |30 November to 1 December 1992
Portugal |Bilateral |1 December 1992
Denmark |Bilateral |2 December 1992
Netherlands |Bilateral |6-7 December 1992
Republic of Ireland |Bilateral |7 December 1992
France |European Parliament Plenary |15-16 December 1992
Canada |EC/Canada Talks |17-18 December 1992
USA |EC/United States Talks |18-20 December 1992
Bosnia |Visit British Forces |22 December 1992
India |Republic Day Celebrations |23-28 January 1993
Oman |Bilateral |28 January 1993
Saudi Arabia |Bilateral |28 January 1993
USA |Bilateral |23-25 February 1993
Switzerland |Bilateral |5-6 April 1993
Austria |Bilateral |6 April 1993
France |Bilateral |27-28 May 1993
Denmark |European Council |20-22 June 1993
Japan |G7 Economic Summit |5-9 July 1993