The Rt. Hon. Sir John Major KG CH

Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 1990-1997

1994Prime Minister (1990-1997)

PMQT Written Answers – 18 May 1994

Below is the text of the written answers relating to Prime Minister’s Question Time from 18th May 1994.



EC White Paper

Mr. Austin Mitchell : To ask the Prime Minister if he will publish a White Paper setting out the economic gains and losses for EEC membership since Britain joined.

The Prime Minister : The Government’s White Paper on competitiveness, to be published on 24 May, will set out the United Kingdom’s approach to Europe, the benefits that that has brought, and how we can enhance the performance of the European economy as a whole.



Mr. Cox : To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his answer of 14 April, Official Report, column 264, if he has now received from the Indian Human Rights Commission its report of the incident at Bijbehara in Kashmir which took place in October 1993.

The Prime Minister : The Indian Human Rights Commission report into the incident at Bijbehara in October 1993 was published on 24 April. A copy was placed in the Library of the House of Commons on 12 May.



Mrs. Roche : To ask the Prime Minister if he will make a statement as to whether his office has obtained or sought to obtain a copy of the receipt and letter from the Ritz hotel in Paris referred to in the correspondence between the Prime Minister and Mr. Peter Preston, editor of The Guardian newspaper.

The Prime Minister [holding answer 13 May 1994] : I have nothing further to add to the letter sent from my office to Mr. Preston on 29 March 1994.