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 – 11 November 1996

Below is the text of the written answers relating to Prime Minister’s Question Time from 11th November 1996.



Information Technology Projects

Ms Church: To ask the Prime Minister how many information technology projects have been undertaken since 1992 and are planned for the coming year, in cost bands of £1,000,000.

The Prime Minister [holding answer 7 November 1996]: For these purposes, my Office is part of the Cabinet Office. I refer the hon. Lady to the reply given by my hon. Friend the Paymaster General today.


State Opening (Costs)

Mr. Flynn: To ask the Prime Minister what was the total cost to the Government of the state opening of Parliament.

The Prime Minister [holding answer 7 November 1996]: Some £40,000 has been set aside between the two Houses for the state opening of Parliament and £1,600 has been allocated for the printing of the Queen’s Speech. This does not include any additional cost of police and military staff who took part in the ceremony, which are not separately costed.