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 – 13 July 1993

Below is the text of the written answers relating to Prime Minister’s Question Time from 13th July 1993.




Mr. Wareing : To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his answer to the hon. Member for Blackpool, North (Mr. Elletson) of 5 July, Official Report, column 15, on actions by the Serbian Government, if he will list (a) the actions taken by that Government which Her Majesty’s Government considers to have fulfilled the requirements of the London conference and (b) the ways in which they have failed to co-operate satisfactorily with the international community’s peace efforts.

The Prime Minister : The Serbian leadership bears a heavy burden of responsibility for the conflicts in the former Yugoslavia, and has not met the fundamental requirements contained in the statement of principles of the London conference to end hostilities and the acquisition of territory by force, to engage in serious negotiation with the other parties, to respect the rights and basic needs of civilians, and to meet the obligations of all relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions.



Sir Peter Tapsell : To ask the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 13 July.

The Prime Minister : This morning I had meetings with ministerial colleagues and others. In addition to my duties in the House I shall be having further meetings later today.


World Summit for Children

Mr. Fatchett : To ask the Prime Minister if he will set out the steps taken by his Government to achieve the targets established at the world summit for children.

The Prime Minister : The United Kingdom response to the declaration and plan of action agreed at the world summit for children is published as Cm. 1984, a copy of which has been placed in the Library of the House.


Child Migrants Scheme

Mr. Mike O’Brien : To ask the Prime Minister if he will set up an inquiry into the child migrants scheme.

The Prime Minister : I have no plans to do so. Such schemes date back to the second half of the 19th century and were conducted under duly enacted legislation. They were ended in 1967.