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 – 9 March 1995

Below is the text of the written answers relating to Prime Minister’s Question Time from 9th March 1995.




Sir Peter Tapsell: To ask the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for Thursday 9 March.

Mr. Harry Greenway: To ask the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for Thursday 9 March.

The Prime Minister: This morning, I presided at a meeting of the Cabinet and had meetings with ministerial colleagues and others. In addition to my duties in this House, I shall be having further meetings later today.


Economic Policy

Mr. Mackinlay: To ask the Prime Minister (1) what is the Government’s policy in respect of promoting political, social and economic expansion;

(2) what assessment he has made of the extent to which his goals relating to the promotion of social and economic expansion have been achieved.

The Prime Minister: The objective of the Government’s economic policy is to promote sustained economic growth in order to raise living standards and create jobs. The Government are pursuing prudent fiscal and monetary policies together with supply-side measures which will continue to improve the working of the economy. This is the only way to ensure that economic recovery is sustained with low inflation.


Toxic Waste

Mr. Dalyell: To ask the Prime Minister who will represent Her Majesty’s Government at the special meeting of the members of the Basel convention in Dakar called to clear up the confusion on how to define toxic waste; and what will be their remit.

The Prime Minister [holding answer 3 March 1995]: Her Majesty’s Government will send an observer.