Below is the text of the written answers relating to Prime Minister’s Question Time from 23rd May 1994.
Mr. Vaz : To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his answer of 5 May, Official Report, column 614, what was the cost of calls made on (a) car and (b) portable telephones in 1993-94; how much this equipment cost to buy or hire; and what were the maintenance costs.
The Prime Minister : Total call charges in the year 1993-94 for (a) car telephones were £2,021 and (b) portable telephones were £4,570.
The total cost of the equipment was approximately £6,700. There are no maintenance charges for the year 1993-94.
Duchy of Cornwall
Mr. Gordon Prentice : To ask the Prime Minister if he will enter discussions with the Prince of Wales with a view to seeking agreement to increase the voluntary contribution to the Exchequer from the Duchy of Cornwall from 25 per cent. of income to 40 per cent.
The Prime Minister : No. As explained in the report of the royal trustees dated 11 February 1993 (HC464) the Prince of Wales stopped making voluntary contributions to the Exchequer in April 1993. Instead he voluntarily agreed to pay income tax on his personal income in the same way as other taxpayers.
Upper Limb Disorders
Dr. Marek : To ask the Prime Minister what is the present number of civil servants taking legal action against his Office as a result of work- related upper limb disorders.
The Prime Minister : None.
Second World War Commemorations
Mr. Alfred Morris : To ask the Prime Minister when he expects to be able to reply to the letter sent to him in April by the right hon. Member for Manchester, Wythenshawe, about help for war-disabled ex-service men and women and war widows to mark the 50th anniversary of D-day.
The Prime Minister : I shall reply to the right hon. Member’s letter shortly.
Mr. Winnick : To ask the Prime Minister if it is intended, as part of the 50th anniversary events next year to commemorate the end of the last war, to include an exhibition on the crimes committed by Italian fascists.
The Prime Minister : We have no such plans.
Parliamentary Private Secretaries
Mr. Kirkwood : To ask the Prime Minister if he will publish the current list of parliamentary private secretaries and the Ministers to whom each is attached.
The Prime Minister [holding answer 16 May 1994] : The information requested is as follows :
Parliamentary Private Secretaries May, 1994
Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
Minister for Agriculture (Mrs. G. Shephard) |Mr. S. Burns
Minister of State (Mr. M. Jack) |Miss E. Nicholson
Secretary of State (Mr. M. Rifkind) |Mr. H. Bellingham
Minister of State (Mr. J. Aitken) |Mr. R. Evans
Minister of State (Mr. J. Hanley) |Mr. P. Atkinson
Duchy of Lancaster
Chancellor of the Duchy (Mr. W. Waldegrave) |Mr. I. Taylor
Secretary of State (Mr. J. Patten) |Mr. M. Carrington
Minister of State (Lady Blatch) |Mr. J. Clappison
Secretary of State (Mr. D. Hunt) |Mr. N. Evans
Minister of State (Mr. M. Forsyth) |Mrs. A. Browning
Secretary of State (Mr. J. Gummer) |Mr. J. Paice
Minister of State (Sir G. Young) |Dr. C. Goodson-Wickes
Minister of State (Mr. D. Curry) |Mr. D. French
Minister of State (Mr. R. Atkins) |Mr. J. Hayes
Secretary of State (Mr. D. Hurd) |Mr. D. Martin
Minister of State (Mr. A. Goodlad) |Mr. G. Kynoch
Minister of State (Mr. D. Heathcoat-Amory) |Mr. R. Richards
Minister for Overseas Development (Lady Chalker) |Mr. M. Robinson
PUSS (Mr. M. Lennox-Boyd) |Mr. M. Robinson
Secretary of State (Mrs. V. Bottomley) |Mr. K. Mans
Minister of State (Dr. B. Mawhinney) |Mr. M. Trend
Secretary of State (Mr. M. Howard) |Dr. L. Fox
Minister of State (Mr. P. Lloyd) |Mr. O. Heald
Minister of State (Mr. D. MacLean) |Mr. J. Arnold
Law Officers Department
Attorney-General (Sir N. Lyell) |Mr. T. Devlin
Solicitor-General (Sir D. Spencer) |Mr. G. Streeter
Secretary of State (Mr. P. Brooke) |Mr. A. Steen
Northern Ireland Office
Secretary of State (Sir. P. Mayhew) |Mr. M. Moss
Minister of State (Sir J. Wheeler) |Mr. M. Bates
Minister of State (Mr. M. Ancram) |Mr. R. Robertson
Prime Minister |Mr. G. Bright
Privy Council Office
(Mr. T. Newton) |Mr. J. Marshall
Secretary of State (Mr. I. Lang) |Mr. S. Coombs
Secretary of State (Mr. P. Lilley) |Mr. P. Merchant
Minister of State (Mr. N. Scott) |Mrs. J. Lait
PUSS (Mr. A. Burt/Lord Astor/Mr. W. Hague) |Mr. I Bruce
Trade and Industry
President of the Board (Mr. M. Heseltine) |Mr. R. Ottaway
Minister of State (Mr. T. Eggar) |Mr. P. Luff
Minister of State (Mr. T. Sainsbury) |Mrs. A. Knight
Minister of State (Mr. R. Needham) |Mr. A. Rowe
Secretary of State (Mr. J. MacGregor) |Mr. G. Riddick
Chancellor of the Exchequer (Mr. K. Clarke) |Mr. P. Oppenheim
Chief Secretary (Mr. M. Portillo) |Mr. D. Amess
Financial Secretary (Mr. S. Dorrell) |Mr. G. Brandreth
Paymaster General (Sir J. Cope) |Dr. I Twinn
Secretary of State (Mr. J. Redwood) |Mr. D. Evennett
Minister of State (Sir W. Roberts) |Mr. D. Tredinnick