Below is the text of the written answers relating to Prime Minister’s Question Time from 23rd April 1996.
Sir Peter Tapsell: To ask the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 23 April.
Mr. Harry Greenway: To ask the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 23 April.
The Prime Minister: This morning, I had meetings with ministerial colleagues and others. In addition to my duties in the House, I shall be having further meetings later today.
Lake Kojanovskoe, Russia
Mr. Dalyell: To ask the Prime Minister what discussions he had at the Groups of Eight nuclear safety and security summit in Moscow of radioactive contamination of Lake Kojanovskoe.
The Prime Minister [holding answer 22 April 1996]: The specific questions of contamination levels in Lake Kojanovskoe did not arise at the summit.
Third-party Liability Convention
Mr. Dalyell: To ask the Prime Minister what reasons he had from the Ukraine and Russia in respect of the signature and ratification of the Vienna convention on third-party liability.
The Prime Minister [holding answer 22 April 1996]: I understand that both Russia and the Ukraine have indicated that they intend to join the Vienna convention. As a first step, both are currently in the process of developing compatible national legislation.
Sir Julian Critchley: To ask the Prime Minister what is his policy in respect of requiring the feed and meat processing industries to make a contribution to the culling of the nation’s cows.
The Prime Minister: My right hon. Friend the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food made a statement to the House on 16 April, Official Report, columns 513-16, covering measures for the removal of cattle over 30 months of age from the human food chain, and on the possibility of a selective cull of animals potentially at high risk from bovine spongiform encephalopathy.