Below is the text of the written answers relating to Prime Minister’s Question Time from 20th January 1992.
Mr. Tebbit : To ask the Prime Minister if he will set out the commitments of the United Kingdom under the declaration of the conference within article C of the provisions of a common foreign and security policy of the draft treaty on European union.
The Prime Minister : The declaration has no legally binding effect. It does not alter the fact that unanimous decisions will still require the unanimous support of all member states. It is similar to the provision in the Single European Act calling upon partners to refrain from impeding the formation of a consensus.
Mr. Tebbit : To ask the Prime Minister if, in relation to article E of the provisions of a common foreign and security policy of the draft treaty on European union with regard to matters coming within the common foreign and security policy, he will state within which international organisations and international conferences the United Kingdom will retain its own representation rather than be represented by the presidency of the European union.
The Prime Minister : The United Kingdom will retain the membership and representation in all international organisations and international conferences it enjoys at present.
Sir Basil Feldman
Mr. Alton : To ask the Prime Minister (1) when he last met Sir Basil Feldman on official business; and what subjects were discussed;
(2) how many times he has met Sir Basil Feldman in the last 12 months; and whether Sunday trading has been discussed.
The Prime Minister : My normal practice is to neither confirm nor deny whether meetings with private individuals have taken place.
Mr. Winnick : To ask the Prime Minister if he will give the cost of running his office in 1989, 1990 and 1991.
The Prime Minister : The cost in 1990-91 was £8,225,816. The cost in 1989-90 was £7,669,276.
Note : Salaries and wages, notional pension liability, administration costs, the costs of office services and the grant-in-aid to the Chequers Trust are included in the costs. The Prime Minister’s salary is excluded.
Businesses (Environmental Performance)
Mr. Robert G. Hughes : To ask the Prime Minister whether he has any proposals to recognise businesses who improve their environmental performance.
The Prime Minister : The Government’s environment White Paper “This Common Inheritance”, and last year’s first anniversary report on it stressed that all parts of society have a role to play in securing environmental improvements. This applies not least to business. The Government want to create the right conditions to encourage business to improve its environmental performance and to recognise and reward those businesses which rise successfully to the challenge. On my recommendation, Her Majesty the Queen has given her approval in principle to the introduction of a new Queen’s award for environmental achievement.
The new award will recognise product and process development which has major benefits for the environment and which is commercially successful. It will form part of the established Queen’s awards scheme alongside business awards for export and technology achievement. It is planned that applications will be sought in June and that the first environment awards will be made on the Queen’s birthday on 21 April 1993.
The addition of environment achievement to the Queen’s awards builds on the pioneering work of the Royal Society of Arts whose better environment awards for industry have led the way and generated invaluable experience in awards for business in the environmental field. The RSA plans to continue activity in this area in a way which will complement the new Queen’s award.
Mr. William Powell : To ask the Prime Minister if he will list the lord lieutenants with the dates of their appointment and expected retirement.
The Prime Minister : A list of lord lieutenants, together with the dates of their appointment and expected retirement, is set out in the table.
County |Lord-Lieutenant |Date of Appointment |Date of Retirement
Avon |Sir John Wills, TD FRICS JP |April 1974 |July 2003
Bedfordshire |Samuel Whitbread, Esq |January 1991 |February 2012
Berkshire |John Henderson, Esq, CVO OBE |June 1989 |May 1995
Buckinghamshire |Commander, The Hon. John Fremantle, RN (Retd.) JP |September 1984 |January 2002
Cambridgeshire |Michael Bevan, Esq |August 1985 |August 2001
Cheshire |William Bromley Davenport, Esq. JP |June 1990 |March 2010
Cleveland |The Lord Gisborough, TD |March 1981 |July 2002
Cornwall |The Viscount Falmouth |October 1977 |October 1994
Cumbria |Sir Charles Graham, Bt |February 1983 |July 1994
Derbyshire |Colonel Peter Hilton, MC JP |January 1978 |June 1994
Devon |The Earl of Morley, JP |May 1982 |May 1998
Dorset |The Lord Digby, JP |September 1984 |July 1999
Durham |David Grant, Esq, CBE |April 1988 |January 1997
East Sussex |Admiral Sir Lindsay Bryson, KCB |November 1989 |January 2000
Essex |Admiral Sir Andrew Lewis, KCB JP |August 1978 |August 1992
Gloucestershire |Colonel Martin Gibbs, CB DSO TD JP |June 1978 |February 1992
Greater London |Field Marshall, The Lord Bramall, GCB OBE MC JP |January 1986 |December 1998
Greater Manchester |Colonel J B Timmins, OBE TD JP |December 1987 |June 2007
Hampshire |Sir James Scott, JP |December 1982 |October 1999
Hereford and Worcester |Captain Thomas Dunne, JP |July 1977 |October 2008
Hertfordshire |Simon Bowes Lyon, Esq, FCA |January 1986 |June 2007
Humberside |Richard Bethell, Esq |October 1983 |March 1997
Isle of Wight |The Lord Mottistone, CBE |August 1985 |December 1995
Kent |The Right Hon. Robin Leigh-Pemberton |August 1982 |January 2002
Lancashire |Dr. Simon Towneley |March 1976 |December 1996
Leicestershire |Timothy Brooks, Esq, JP |January 1989 |March 2004
Lincolnshire |Henry Nevile, Esq |November 1975 |March 1995
Merseyside |Henry Cotton, Esq |May 1989 |July 2004
Norfolk |Timothy Colman, Esq |March 1978 |September 2004
Northamptonshire |John Lowther, Esq, CBE JP |January 1984 |November 1998
Northumberland |The Viscount Ridley, TD |January 1984 |July 2000
North Yorkshire |Sir Marcus Worsley, JP |March 1987 |April 2000
Nottinghamshire |Sir Andrew Buchanan, Bt. |February 1991 |July 2012
Oxfordshire |Sir Ashley Ponsonby, MC |January 1980 |February 1996
Shropshire |John Dugdale, Esq |February 1975 |May 1998
Somerset |Lt. Col. Geoffrey Luttrell, MC JP |March 1978 |October 1994
South Yorkshire |Hugh Neill, Esq, CBE TD JP |May 1985 |March 1996
Staffordshire |Sir Arthur Bryan |July 1968 |March 1998
Suffolk |Sir Joshua Rowley, JP |March 1978 |December 1995
Surrey |Richard Thornton, Esq, OBE JP |May 1986 |October 1997
Tyne and Wear |Sir Ralph Carr-Ellison |July 1984 |December 2000
Warwickshire |The Viscount Daventry |February 1990 |December 1996
West Midlands |The Earl of Aylesford, JP |April 1974 |November 1993
West Sussex |The Duke of Richmond and Gordon |March 1990 |September 2004
West Yorkshire |The Lord Ingrow, OBE TD JP |May 1985 |August 1992
Wiltshire |Field Marshal, Sir Roland Gibbs, GCB CBE DSO MC |December 1989 |June 1996
Wales Clwyd |Sir William Gladstone, Bt. JP |August 1985 |October 2000
Dyfed |David Mansel Lewis, Esq, JP |February 1979 |October 2002
Mid Glamorgan |Murray McLaggan, Esq, JP |January 1990 |September 2004
South Glamorgan |Captain Norman Lloyd-Edwards |June 1990 |June 2008
West Glamorgan |Lt. Col. Sir Michael Llewellyn, Bt. |December 1987 |June 1996
Gwynedd |Meuric Rees, Esq |January 1990 |March 1999
Gwent |Richard Hanbury-Tenison, Esq, JP |June 1979 |January 2000
Powys |Mervyn Bourdillon, Esq, JP |July 1986 |August 1999
Caithness |The Viscount Thurso |April 1973 |December 1997
Sutherland |Major General David Houston, CBE |November 1991 |February 2004
Ross and Cromarty |Captain Roderick Stirling, TD |February 1988 |June 2007
Inverness |Lt. Cdr. Lachlan Mackintosh of Mackintosh, OBE RN (Retd.) | September 1985 |June 2003
Nairn |The Earl of Leven and Melville |July 1969 |May 1999
Moray |Captain Sir Iain Tennant |January 1964 |March 1994
Banff |James McPherson, Esq, CBE |August 1987 |November 2002
Aberdeen County |Captain Colin Farquharson, FRICS |March 1987 |August 1998
Kincardine |The Viscount of Arbuthnott, CBE DSC |January 1977 |October 1999
Angus |The Right Hon. The Earl of Airlie, KT GCVO |June 1989 |May 2001
Perth and Kinross |Major Sir David Butter, KCVO MC |November 1971 |March 1995
Fife |The Earl of Elgin and Kincardine |October 1987 |February 1999
West Lothian |The Earl of Morton |August 1985 |March 2002
Midlothian |Sir John Clerk of Penicuik, Bt CBE VRD FRSE JP |June 1972 |January 1992
East Lothian |Sir Hew Hamilton Dalrymple, Bt KCVO |November 1986 |April 2001
Clackmannan |The Earl of Mar and Kellie |September 1966 |February 1996
Stirling |Lt. Col. James Stirling, CBE TD FRICS |December 1983 |September 2005
Peebles |Lt. Col. Aidan Sprot, MC |October 1980 |June 1994
Roxburgh |The Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry |January 1974 |September 1998
Berwick |Major General Sir John Swinton, KCVO OBE JP |April 1989 |April 2000
Argyll |The Most Hon. The Marquess of Bute, JP |June 1990 |February 2008
Dunbarton |Brigadier Donald Hardie, TD JP |June 1990 |January 2011
Lanark |The Lord Clydesmuir, CB MBE TD |August 1963 |May 1992
Renfrew |Major David Crichton Maitland |November 1980 |September 2000
Ayrshire and Arran |Major Richard Henderson, TD |April 1991 |July 2006
Dumfries and Galloway region
Wigtown |Major Edward Orr Ewing |September 1989 |September 2006
Stewartry |Sir Michael Herries, OBE MC |March 1989 |February 1998
Dumfries |Captain Ronald Cunningham-Jardine |October 1991 |September 2006
Orkney |Brigadier Malcolm Dennison |March 1990 |March 1999
Shetland |Magnus Shearer, Esq, JP |October 1982 |February 1999
Western Isles |The Earl of Granville, MC |March 1983 |December 1993
Antrim |Captain Richard Dobbs |April 1975 |April 1994
Armagh |The Earl of Caledon |March 1989 |May 2030
County Borough of Belfast |Colonel J Elliott Wilson, OBE JP |March 1991 |May 2000
Down |Colonel William Brownlow |January 1990 |August 1996
Fermanagh |The Earl of Erne |May 1986 |July 2012
Londonderry |Colonel Michael McCorkell, OBE TD |April 1975 |February 2000
County Borough of Londonderry |James Eaton, Esq, TD |January 1986 |August 2002
Tyrone |The Duke of Abercorn |December 1986 |July 2019