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 – 22 May 1996

Below is the text of the written answers relating to Prime Minister’s Question Time from 22nd May 1996.



Council of Europe and Western European Union

Sir Sydney Chapman: To ask the Prime Minister if he will place in the Library a copy of the information bulletin on the activities of the United Kingdom delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and the Assembly of the Western European Union covering the period October 1995 to April 1996.

The Prime Minister: I have done so today.



Mr. Madden: To ask the Prime Minister (1) what representations he has made to the Indian Government since the general election; and if he will make a statement;

(2) if he will invite the next Prime Minister of India to visit the United Kingdom to discuss the resolution of the Kashmir dispute; and if he will make a statement.

The Prime Minister: I refer the hon. Member to the reply that I gave to him on 23 April, Official Report, columns 191-92. Our policy on Kashmir remains unchanged. I look forward to an early opportunity to discuss bilateral and other issues, including Kashmir, with the new Indian Prime Minister.


Ministers (Overseas Travel)

Mr. Morgan: To ask the Prime Minister if he will list all those occasions on which Ministers from Welsh, Scottish and Northern Ireland Offices have participated in overseas trade or goodwill missions on official business during (a) 1994-95, (b) 1995-96 and (c) in the programme for 1996-97.

The Prime Minister [holding answer 16 May 1996]: Ministers promote British business and British jobs at every available opportunity. The information requested is as follows:

Minister | Country


Welsh Office


Right hon. John Redwood Japan

Mr. Gwilym Jones Australia/New Zealand/ France/Belgium

Sir Wyn Roberts Spain/Sweden/Italy

Rod Richards Saudi Arabia


Right hon. William Hague Japan/Korea/Hong Kong/Spain

Rod Richards Argentina/Dubai/United Arab Emirates

Gwilym Jones Italy/Germany


Right hon. William Hague USA

Rod Richards Indonesia

Gwilym Jones Luxembourg/Spain

Scottish Office


Right hon. Ian Lang USA/Belgium

Allan Stewart Japan/Germany

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton Finland

Lord Fraser of Carmyllie USA/Greece

Sir Hector Monro Norway/Canada/France


Lord James Douglas-Hamilton Norway

George Kynoch Taipei/Finland/USA/Spain

The Earl of Lindsay Germany/Canada


Right hon. Michael Forsyth USA/Canada

The Earl of Lindsay France

Northern Ireland Office


Tim Smith Belgium/USA


Baroness Denton Belgium/Canada/USA/ Hong Kong/Japan/France/Italy/Singapore


Baroness Denton Canada/Netherlands/France/USA/ Japan/Korea/Indonesia