PMQT Written Answers – 22 February 1994

Below is the text of the written answers relating to Prime Minister’s Question Time from 22nd February 1994.


PRIME MINISTER:

 

Russia

Sir Thomas Arnold : To ask the Prime Minister what is his policy towards Russia’s application to join the Group of Seven.

The Prime Minister : I believe that there is a strong case for building a closer political dialogue between Russia and the Group of Seven, by creating a political Group of Eight, although it would not be appropriate in current circumstances for Russia to join the economic G7. I shall be taking this up with my G7 colleagues.

 

Engagements

Mr. Harry Greenway : To ask the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 22 February.

Sir Peter Tapsell : To ask the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 22 February.

The Prime Minister : This morning I had meetings with ministerial colleagues and others. In addition to my duties in this House, I shall be having further meetings later today.

 

10 Downing Street

Mr. Tony Banks : To ask the Prime Minister if he will give details of items on loan to 10 Downing Street which have been mislaid since 1979.

The Prime Minister : No.

Mr. Tony Banks : To ask the Prime Minister if he will give details of all items of works of art, furniture, china, gold and silver artefacts currently on loan in 10 Downing Street.

The Prime Minister : No.

Mr. Tony Banks : To ask the Prime Minister which paintings and other works of art on display in 10 Downing Street in October 1990 have subsequently been removed.

The Prime Minister : The information requested can be provided only at disproportionate cost.

 

Overseas Visits (Media)

Mr. Tony Banks : To ask the Prime Minister if he will give details of amounts outstanding from media organisations for costs arising from using official transport on overseas visits.

The Prime Minister : It is not my practice to give details of outstanding accounts.

 

Official Gifts

Mr. Tony Banks : To ask the Prime Minister which official gifts were retained by his predecessor at the end of her period of office.

The Prime Minister : My right hon. and noble Friend Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven would have retained those gifts of small value that she wished to keep, and those gifts of higher value that she had chosen to purchase.

 

Overseas Visits

Mr. Tony Banks : To ask the Prime Minister which countries he has visited in an official capacity since November 1990.

The Prime Minister [holding answer 21 February 1994] : The information requested is as follows :

Country |Dates

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Italy |13-15 December 1990

United States of America |20-22 December 1990

Saudi Arabia |6-8 January 1991

Oman |8-9 January 1991

Egypt |9 January 1991

France |14 January 1991

France |20 January 1991

Germany |11 February 1991

Soviet Union |4-5 March 1991

Germany |11 March 1991

Bermuda |15-16 March 1991

Luxembourg |8 April 1991

France |24 June 1991

Luxembourg |28-29 June 1991

Spain |2-13 June 1991

Spain |2 August 1991

United States of America |27-30 August 1991

China/Russia |1-6 September 1991

France |11-12 September 1991

Netherlands |18 September 1991

Zimbabwe |14-22 October 1991

Italy |7-8 November 1991

Germany |10 November 1991

Italy |27 November 1991

Germany |27 November 1991

Netherlands |1 December 1991

Republic of Ireland |4 December 1991

Netherlands |8-10 December 1991

United States of America |30-31 January 1992

Poland |25-26 May 1992

Czechoslovakia |26-28 May 1992

Hungary |28-29 May 1992

Germany |5 June 1992

USA |6-9 June 1992

Colombia |9-10 June 1992

Brazil |10-12 June 1992

Portugal |25-27 June 1992

Germany |6-8 July 1992

Finland |9-10 July 1992

Spain |7-9 August 1992

Spain |16-17 September 1992

France |30 September 1992

Egypt |23-25 October 1992

Belgium |23 November 1992

Italy/Greece |27-28 November 1992

Luxembourg |30 November 1992

Spain |30 November 1992

|1 December 1992

Portugal |1 December 1992

Denmark |2 December 1992

Netherlands |6-7 December 1992

Republic of Ireland |7 December 1992

France |15-16 December 1992

Canada |17-18 December 1992

USA |18-20 December 1992

Bosnia |22 December 1992

India |23-28 January 1993

Oman |28 January 1993

Saudi Arabia |28 January 1993

USA |23-25 February 1993

Switzerland |5-6 April 1993

Austria |6 April 1993

France |27-28 May 1993

Denmark |20-22 June 1993

Japan |5-9 July 1993

Sweden |11-13 August 1993

Portugal |23 August 1993

Japan |18-21 September 1993

Malaysia |21-22 September 1993

Monaco |23 September 1993

Cyprus |21-25 October 1993

Belgium |28-29 October 1993

Germany |25 November 1993

Republic of Ireland |3 December 1993

Belgium |9-11 December 1993

Belgium |9-11 January 1994

Russia |14-16 February 1994