Below is the text of the written answers relating to Prime Minister’s Question Time from 6th February 1995.
Mr. Kirkwood: To ask the Prime Minister how many persons were recommended for consideration for an MBE, OBE or CBE in 1994; how many were proposed by members of the public via the new procedure; and how many awards in each category were made in 1994.
The Prime Minister: Some 3,000 recommendations were considered for the new year and birthday honours lists 1994, of which around 500 were supported by members of the public. It is not possible to break down the recommendations into categories, but the number of awards made were: CBE 201 awards; OBE 493; and MBE 1,202.
Mr. McAllion: To ask the Prime Minister which Ministers and former Ministers have given evidence to the Scott inquiry.
Mr. David Hunt [pursuant to the reply, 24 January, column 188]: I have been asked to reply.
I wish to add the names of the following as Ministers who have given written evidence only to Sir Richard Scott’s inquiry: The Baroness Denton of Wakefield CBE
The right hon. Richard Needham
Next Steps Agencies
Mr. Byers: To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his answer of 26 January to the hon. Member for Dover (Mr. Shaw), Official Report, column 300, what were the total costs of operating the Government Departments and next steps agencies in the economic planning regions; what is the total budget at their disposal; and to which regions they are attached.
The Prime Minister: The running costs of civil departments in the United Kingdom totalled £14.6 billion in 1993 94.
Information is not held by economic planning region and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.
British Association of Sheep Exporters
Mr. Morley: To ask the Prime Minister when (a) he last met and (b) he was last contacted by the chairman of the British Association of Sheep Exporters.
The Prime Minister: I have not met representatives of the British Association of Sheep Exporters and as far as I am aware they have not asked to meet me.