The Rt. Hon. Sir John Major KG CH

Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 1990-1997

1995Prime Minister (1990-1997)

PMQT Written Answers – 27 February 1995

Below is the text of the written answers relating to Prime Minister’s Question Time from 27th February 1995.



Border Controls

Mr. Austin Mitchell: To ask the Prime Minister if he will inform the European Commission that he will ask Parliament to amend article 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972 to make unenforceable in the United kingdom any directive or judgement of the European Court which diminishes the control on the movement of persons which the United Kingdom at present exercises at its frontiers.

The Prime Minister: No. I have already made it clear that we will take whatever action is necessary to maintain our frontier controls. However, amendment of section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972 would not have the effect suggested.


Social Development Summit

Miss Lestor: To ask the Prime Minister what criteria he will use when deciding whether he will attend the world summit on social development.

The Prime Minister: I will not be attending. My right hon. and noble Friend Baroness Chalker will represent the United Kingdom.