Below is the text of the written answers relating to Prime Minister’s Question Time from 16th April 1996.
Mr. Steen: To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his answer of 12 March, Official Report, column 535, if he will list each regulation and the Department which takes responsibility for it in the past three years.
The Prime Minister: Information about individual Council and Commission regulations adopted in the last three years can be obtained from the Commission’s CELEX database of Community legislation. Information on which Department leads on each individual measure could be assembled only at disproportionate cost.
Mr. Harry Greenway: To ask the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 16 April.
Sir Peter Tapsell: To ask the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 16 April.
The Prime Minister: This morning, I presided at a meeting of the Cabinet and had meetings with ministerial colleagues and others. In addition to my duties in the House, I shall be having further meetings later today.
No. 10 Downing Street
Mr. Hall: To ask the Prime Minister if he will list all the functions, and the dates on which they took place, which were held at No. 10 Downing Street where the costs have been met by political parties and organisations for the purpose of providing financial support to political parties since November 1990.
The Prime Minister [holding answer 1 April 1996]: There have been no such functions.
Mr. Hall: To ask the Prime Minister what charges are levied on (a) charities, (b) voluntary organisations and (c) non-official or party function organisers permitted to use the invitations secretary as the responding address for invitations to functions at No. 10 Downing Street.
The Prime Minister [holding answer 1 April 1996]: When charitable or other non-official events are held at No. 10 Downing Street, the organisers are responsible for all catering and staff costs, as well as other miscellaneous direct costs. As under previous Administrations, invitations are normally handled by the invitations secretary. This is necessary to ensure that the appropriate security procedures are followed. No charge is levied for this.