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 – 4 November 1996

Below is the text of the written answers relating to Prime Minister’s Question Time from 4th November 1996.



Prince’s Trust

Mr. Allen: To ask the Prime Minister if he will list the Departments which have an interest in the Prince’s Trust, indicating in each case the nature of that interest.

The Prime Minister: At the relaunch of Prince’s Trust volunteers on 4 June, I personally pledged Government support to the Prince’s Trust’s aim of recruiting 25,000 young volunteers per year by the year 2000. I have asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster to promote the scheme across the civil service.

Government Departments work in partnership with the Prince’s Trust to help meet the many and varied needs of disadvantaged young people. The following Government Departments work with the Prince’s Trust in a variety of ways, from providing secondees to giving advice on benefits policy:

Department for Education and Employment;

Welsh Office;

Scottish Office;

Northern Ireland Office;

Department of Trade and Industry;

Home Office;

Inland Revenue;

Department of National Heritage;

Department of the Environment;

Department of Health;

Department of Social Security;

Customs and Excise;

Cabinet Office;

Department of Transport;

Foreign and Commonwealth Office;

Ministry of Defence;

Employment Service;

Benefits Agency.