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 – 14 March 1996

Below is the text of the written answers relating to Prime Minister’s Question Time from 14th March 1996.



Exports (Iraq)

Mr. Kirkwood: To ask the Prime Minister if he will place in the Library the minute circulated on 1 August 1990 of the meeting chaired by the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on 19 July 1990 in regard to the changing of the 1985 Howe guidelines concerning the sale of goods to Iraq; and if he will make a statement.

The Prime Minister: This document was submitted as evidence to Sir Richard Scott’s inquiry. I understand that Sir Richard Scott proposes to publish as soon as possible any documents which he considers relevant to his report, consistent with his procedures.



Sir Peter Tapsell: To ask the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for Thursday 14 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.