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 – 26 October 1994

Below is the text of the written answers relating to Prime Minister’s Question Time from 26th October 1994.



United States (National Performance Review Team)

Mr. Allen: To ask the Prime Minister what contact his Government have had with Vice-President Gore’s national performance review team; and will he make a statement.

The Prime Minister: My right hon. Friend, the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, when he was Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, met Vice-President Gore and members of his national performance review team. The citizens charter unit has also had discussions with the national performance review team, and continues to keep in touch with it.


Public Appointments

Mr. Milburn: To ask the Prime Minister whether his Department organises receptions for those expressing an interest in public appointments for the first time; how often they are held; what is the annual cost; and how may people attend.

The Prime Minister: No such receptions have been held.


Departmental Documents

Mr. Ron Davies: To ask the Prime Minister if he will place in the Library a copy of all documents, letters, or accounts he has signed which are written in a language he does not understand.

The Prime Minister: It is my policy to allow photographic reproductions of my signature to appear on official documents translated into languages other than English. However it is not my normal practice to place such documents in the Library.


Prevention of Terrorism Acts

Mr. Corbyn: To ask the Prime Minister what plans he has for the repeal of the Prevention of Terrorism Acts.

The Prime Minister: I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by my right hon. and learned Friend the Home Secretary to the hon. Member for Bradford, West (Mr. Madden), Official Report, 24 October, column 492.


Mark Thatcher

Mr. Campbell-Savours: To ask the Prime Minister on what occasions Ministers in Her Majesty’s Government have been informed of payments made to Mr. Mark Thatcher or to companies associated with him in relation to defence contracts.

The Prime Minister [holding answer 21 October 1994]: As far as I am aware, no credible information of this kind has been submitted to Ministers.