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 – 9 December 1993

Below is the text of the written answers relating to Prime Minister’s Question Time from 9th December 1993.



European Community Expenditure

Mrs. Gorman : To ask the Prime Minister what was the level of EC expenditure in the United Kingdom disaggregated by parliamentary constituency and EC programme, in each year since 1988-89.

The Prime Minister : The information requested is not available. Details of public sector receipts by Government Department were published in table 11.4 of the 1993 Chancellor’s departmental report. This table covers the outturn for the years 1987-88 to 1991-92, estimated outturn for 1992-93 and plans for 1993-94 to 1995-96. Departments’ latest forecast of EC receipts will be published in the 1994 Chancellor’s departmental report, early next year.


Political Donations

Mr. Cryer : To ask the Prime Minister if he will introduce legislation to require all political parties to compile and publish annually comprehensive accounts showing the source of all donations and the extent of all expenditure; and if he will make a statement.

The Prime Minister : I have no plans to do so.


No. 10 Downing Street

Mr. Cryer : To ask the Prime Minister on how many occasions he has used No. 10 Downing Street premises for functions of the Conservative party; what is the cost to public funds; and what was the purpose of each occasion.

The Prime Minister : When charitable or other non-official events are held at No. 10 Downing Street, the organisers are responsible for all catering and staff costs as well as other miscellaneous direct costs.

Mr. Cryer : To ask the Prime Minister in what circumstances the premises of No. 10 Downing Street are available for hire by outside organisations; and at what cost.

The Prime Minister : I refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave to the hon. Member for Newham, North-West (Mr. Banks) on 30 November 1993, Official Report, column 420.


War Anniversaries

Mr. Winnick : To ask the Prime Minister what plans the Government have with its wartime allies to mark (a) the 50th anniversary of the D-Day operation and (b) the 50th anniversary of the end of the war in Europe.

The Prime Minister : Plans for a series of events to mark the 50th anniversary of the D-Day landings, both in the United Kingdom and in France, are now well advanced. These plans have been made in close co-operation with other Governments. An announcement will be made shortly.

Plans for events to mark the end of the second world war are being considered at present. An announcement will be made next year.