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 – 12 February 1996

Below is the text of the written answers relating to Prime Minister’s Question Time from 12th February 1996.



Scott Inquiry

Mr. Peter Bottomley: To ask the Prime Minister if he will ask Lord Justice Scott to disclose the names of journalists to be briefed and the dates of briefings in relation to the forthcoming report and the progress of the inquiry.

The Prime Minister: I have no plans to do so.


Rail Privatisation (Directorships)

Mr. MacShane: To ask the Prime Minister what guidance he is giving retiring members or former members of his Administration or hon. Members in respect of their accepting directorships in privatised rail companies.

The Prime Minister: From the start of the current session of Parliament, Ministers who leave office will be expected to ask the independent advisory committee on business appointments about any appointment outside Government which they wish to take up within two years.


Senior Salaries Review Body

Mr. Chris Davies: To ask the Prime Minister what is the average of the pay increases recommended by the Senior Salaries Review Body in the past year.

The Prime Minister: I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to the hon. Member for Uxbridge (Sir M. Shersby) on 8 February, Official Report, columns 294-96.