The Rt. Hon. Sir John Major KG CH

Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 1990-1997

1996Prime Minister (1990-1997)

PMQT Written Answers – 17 January 1996

Below is the text of the written answers relating to Prime Minister’s Question Time from 17th January 1996.



Disability Discrimination Act 1995

Mr. McMaster: To ask the Prime Minister what guidance he intends to issue to (a) Departments, (b) executive agencies, (c) non-departmental public bodies and (d) outside bodies and arm’s-length organisation which he has responsibility for, or an interest in, regarding the implementation of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995; and if he will make a statement.

The Prime Minister: I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by my hon. Friend the Minister for Social Security and Disabled People on 15 January, Official Report, column 417. I will ensure that my office and those bodies for which I am responsible are made aware of their responsibilities under the Act.


Civil List

Mr. Tony Banks: To ask the Prime Minister what was the amount of the civil list in 1994-95; what is the projected amount for 1995-96; and what is the current assessed surplus over actual expenditure.

The Prime Minister: As announced by my predecessor on 24 July 1990 Official Report, columns 299-300, and implemented by SI 1990/2018 of 12 October 1990, the provision of Her Majesty’s civil list is £7.9 million in each year of the current 10-year settlement. Surplus provision in the early years is designed to cover shortfalls in the later ones.

For details of the current surplus, I refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave to the hon. Member for Glasgow, Maryhill (Mrs. Fyfe) on 10 January, Official Report, columns 244-45.