PMQT Written Answers – 11 January 1996

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


PRIME MINISTER:

 

Engagements

Mr. Harry Greenway: To ask the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for Thursday 11 January.

Sir Peter Tapsell: To ask the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for Thursday 11 January.

The Deputy Prime Minister: I have been asked to reply. My right hon. Friend the Prime Minister is in Paris representing Her Majesty’s Government at the commemorative service for the late President Mitterrand.

 

Regulators

Mr. Gordon Prentice: To ask the Prime Minister if he will list the regulators, indicating their dates of appointment, period of tenure, salary, including any performance-related element, and their previous employment prior to employment with salary plus bonuses, where these are (a) known and (b) in the public domain.

The Prime Minister: The information is shown in the table:

Office Regulator First appointment Term Salary(3) Former employment Former salary(4)

Electricity supply Professor Stephen Littlechild 1st September 1989 5+5 102,500 Birmingham University —

Fair trading Mr. John Bridgeman 1st October 1995 5 130,000 British Alcan 191,000

Gas supply Ms Clare Spottiswoode 1st November 1993 5 90,000 Self employed —

National lottery Mr. Peter Davis 25th October 1993 5 84,255 Sturge Holdings plc —

Rail Mr. John Swift 1st December 1993 5 131,650 Queens Counsel –

Telecommunications Mr. Donald Cruickshank 1st April 1993 5 126,400 NHS Scotland —

Water services Mr. Ian Byatt 1st August 1989 5+2 81,381 HM Treasury 59,800

(3) No regulators receive performance related pay.

(4) Where known and in the public domain.