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 – 31 March 1995

Below is the text of the written answers relating to Prime Minister’s Question Time from 31st March 1995.




Mrs. Ann Taylor: To ask the Prime Minister if he will list each non-departmental public body and agency for which he has responsibility and, for each, list separate figures for spending by that body or agency on (a) television advertising, (b) radio advertising, (c) newspaper advertising, (d) other promotional materials and activities, (e) the totals in each year of (a) to (d), and (f) the proportion of (e) that was spent on recruitment advertising, for each year since 1979-80 or for each year since 1979-80 or for each of its existence if it has been created since then; and what are his latest estimates of (a) to (f) for the years 1994-95 and 1995-96.

The Prime Minister: The information requested is not held centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.


Mr. Rupert Pennant-Rea

Mr. Austin Mitchell: To ask the Prime Minister whether he approved the terms of the letter sent by the Chancellor of the Exchequer to Mr. Rupert Pennant-Rea in answer to his resignation letter; and what is the Government’s policy on standards of behaviour of senior public officials.

The Prime Minister: My approval was neither sought nor required to the letter my right hon. and learned Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer sent to Mr. Rupert Pennant-Rea. I have now read it and agree with it. The Government’s policy is to uphold the highest standard in public life.